Abbaye Possibility for Sole Power

After the surprise Nunthorpe victory of 100-1 Sole Power, trainer Edward Lynam has set his sights for the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc as his next goal.



After defeating race favourite Starspangledbanner, trained by Aidan O'Brien, in the Group 1 event, Sole Power has become as an interesting challenger for top sprint honours, but at this point in time Lynam is not looking anything further than the October 3 race in France.

"Sole Power has come out of the race brilliant and it's as if he'd been out for a dance," Lynam commented on Sunday.

"He's in great form and very well.

"The Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp is the only target for him and that's if they get a bit of good ground. If it comes up soft, he won't run and we'll wait until next year with that and the year after with his long term future in mind.

"I would categorically rule him out of this year's Hong Kong Sprint and the Breeders' Cup Sprint and races like that because he is still only a three-year-old. But I'd be thinking of those sort of races definitely the following year as well as Dubai at some point."

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