08/22/2014 2:03PM

Four years later, Sole Power wins Nunthorpe for second time


Sole Power won his second Group 1 sprint of the year in England in Friday’s $432,000 Nunthorpe Stakes at York Racecourse, rallying between horses in the final 50 yards to lead at the wire of the five-furlong race.

Sole Power (11-4) was behind runners with a furlong remaining before jockey Richard Hughes found the needed space. Sent off favored, Sole Power showed a sharp turn of foot to reach the front, winning by a half-length over 20-1 Stepper Point. Extortionist (14-1) finished a nose behind Stepper Point in the field of 13.

Sole Power and Stepper Point were first and second in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.

A 7-year-old gelding, Sole Power was timed in 57.92 seconds on good turf. He won the race as a 100-1 shot in 2010 and made his fourth career appearance in the Nunthorpe on Sunday.

Owned by David and Sabena Power, Sole Power is trained by Ed Lynam. The Nunthorpe was Sole Power’s first start since the King’s Stand Stakes. A start in the July Cup at Newmarket was scrapped because of a rain-softened turf course.

Lynam said after the Nunthorpe that Sole Power will run in Ireland in mid-September, and has races in France and Hong Kong to be considered later this year.