Monday 24 October 2016

Powering into history

Sole POWER may have got overturned on his rare Irish appearance at the Curragh last month but that was over six-furlongs on ground slower than ideal and tomorrow he'll have his optimum conditions as he looks to etch his name into the history books by winning the King's Stand Stakes for a third year in a row.

Despite that Curragh defeat, trainer Eddie Lynam has spoken in the last couple of days about how happy he was with Sole Power in the last week or so and there just seemed to be a twinkle in his eye last Thursday and he has to be seriously feared if the gaps appear.

Richard Hughes will of course we dropping him in and waiting to try and drop him on the line again as he needs to be ridden but Sole Power proved in Dubai that he is still at the top of his game and Eddie Lynam continues to do that every day of the week so he will take all the beating in the first sprint of the week.

Five Irish runners go to post for the Ascot Stakes including two Willie Mullins runners, one from Johnny Murtagh, Mick Halford and Tony Martin and the two and a half miler will take a horse with a real good constitution to oblige here and despite a 14lbs hike for his last win, Hughie Morrison's Fun Mac may have what it takes to see out the trip and win, with Richard Hughes onboard this one also.

Sole Power

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