Sole Power aims for Temple repeat
(Healy Racing Photos)
Trainer Edward Lynam has indicated the five-year-old is highly likely to return to Haydock Park to defend his crown.
The son of Kyllachy, who also won the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 2010, has been campaigned internationally on his four latest outings, finishing an excellent third to Tangerine Trees in the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp in October, while on his latest start he took the runner-up spot in the Group One Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, Dubai, on March 31.
Lynam said: "Sole Power will run in the betfred.com Temple Stakes depending on how the weather goes in the next couple of weeks. The horse is in great form and we are preparing him for Haydock Park. If the ground is fast, we will be there.
"He has been in very good form. He got first-class treatment out in Dubai and travelled back fairly well. He did us proud out in Dubai and we were very happy with him. He ran very well last season too and has been second and third in two Group Ones since his victory in the betfred.com Temple Stakes last year. He is competing at the highest level all the time, so it's hard, but he's in great order and is running to his rating of 115 so we can't ask much more of him.
"The five furlongs at Haydock Park suits him and as long as we don't get the Irish weather over there he should be fine.
"His programme for this season is pretty simple with the three Group Ones in Europe - the King's Stand Stakes, Nunthorpe Stakes and Prix de l'Abbaye - so we would like to have a crack at them."
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