Sole Power edging through with an extraordinary win
Irish flyer Sole Power won the highlight of the third day of the York Festival, the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, this afternoon.
Sole Power, ridden by Richard Hughes, just got a gap with half a furlong to go and burst through it to win the £150,000 purse by half a length.
It was the second Group One win for the five-furling king this season, having already won the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The Prix de l'Abbaye, on the first Sunday of October in Longchamp, now looks the most likely target for this speedster, as long as the ground does not turn up too soft in Paris on that day.