08/20/2014 8:34AM

Sole Power going in Nunthorpe Stakes for fourth time


Sole Power, the winner of the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, will make his fourth career appearance in the $432,000 Nunthorpe Stakes at York Racecourse in England on Friday, a race he won as a 100-1 shot in 2010.

On Friday, Sole Power is expected to be around 5-2 as the favorite in a field of 15. The Group 1 Nunthorpe is run on a straightaway five-furlong course.

Trained by Edward Lyman for David and Sabena Power, Sole Power, 7, was seventh in the 2012 Nunthorpe and third last year. After his win in the King’s Stand Stakes over five furlongs earlier this year, Sole Power was an intended starter in the July Cup at Newmarket but skipped the race because of a rain-softened turf course.

Jockey Richard Hughes, who rode Sole Power in the King’s Stand Stakes, has the mount Friday.

The competition includes Shea Shea, who won the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai in 2013 and was second in the 2013 Nunthorpe. Shea Shea was 11th in the King’s Stand Stakes in June. Take Cover, who won the Group 2 King George Stakes at Goodwood earlier this month, also is expected to start.

The oldest runner in the field is the 12-year-old Borderlescott, who is making his 79th start. The winner of the 2009 Nunthorpe Stakes, Borderlescott began his career in June 2004 and is winless in his last 15 starts since 2012.