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Thursday 14 December 2017

power trail to hong kong

Sole Power will be prepared for a trip to Hong Kong later in the year following his luckless run in Sunday's Prix de l'Abbaye.

The King's Stand and Nunthorpe hero was unsurprisingly a hot favourite to clinch a third Group One prize of the season with conditions in Paris to suit, but the gaps failed to materialise for Richard Hughes.

Sole Power finished seemingly full of running in eighth, beaten just a couple of lengths, and trainer Eddie Lynam reports his veteran sprinter to have returned here to Ireland none the worse.

The seven-year-old will now bid to go one better than 12 months ago in December's Hong Kong Sprint.

Lynam said: "He's fine. He had no race and a very easy time, so we'll aim for Hong Kong now."

The County Meath-based handler will wait until the end of this week before deciding whether to supplement exciting juvenile Agnes Stewart for the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket on October 17.

The daughter of Lawman was an impressive winner of the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster last month and could test the water at Group One level at Headquarters if conditions are deemed suitable.

"That (Fillies' Mile) is a possibility, but we'll keep an eye on the weather," said Lynam.

"I think we have to decide this weekend whether we're going to supplement or not, so we'll see."

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