Power camp bullish as Sole takes European stage

Sole Power has been unbeatable in Britain this season and attempts to prove the point on the European stage when he lines up for the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp tomorrow.

Power camp bullish as Sole takes European stage

The Eddie Lynam-trained seven-year-old has swept all before him over the minimum trip, winning the Palace House Stakes, the King’s Stand and the Nunthorpe on this side of the Channel.

Although he was beaten last time, he was far from disgraced in finishing fourth to G Force in the Betfred Sprint Cup over six furlongs at Haydock where the ground was not ideal for him.

Reverting to his optimum distance and on going that is quicker than usual for this time of year, Sole Power carries plenty of confidence despite a higher than preferred draw.

“We’d have preferred a slightly lower draw,” said bookmaker Paddy Power, son of Sole Power’s owner, Sabena,

“We’re going there, we’re bullish. Please God the sun shines until race time on Sunday and let’s hope Hughesie (jockey Richard Hughes) can weave his magic.

“It’s amazing to say this – the Abbaye is the only Group One sprint in Europe that he hasn’t won yet. It would be amazing for him to top off his year on this side of the world, it would be a dream come true for all of us.

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