Sole Power Repeats in King’s Stand

by | 06.17.2014 | 11:17am
Jockey Richard Hughes

Sole Power charged from last to first in the final furlong to win the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 17.

It was the second victory in the five-furlong contest for the 7-year-old gelding, who won this event in 2013 under jockey Johnny Murtagh. This time he was piloted by Richard Hughes, who captured his second Group 1 victory of the day.

A field of 16 went to the post in the King's Stand, with favoritism falling on Qatar Racing's Hot Streak. Hughes settled Sole Power at the back of the field as Stepper Point and Rex Imperator dueled on the front end.

A furlong from the wire, Hot Streak joined Stepper Point on the lead as Rex Imperator began to fade. Sole Power had worked his way from the back of the pack and was rolling under a full head of steam on the far side rail.

Sole Power took command nearing the wire, pulling away to win easily by 1 1/4 lengths. Stepper Point battled back to take second by a neck over Hot Streak,

Final time for the five furlongs was 58.85 seconds.

Sole Power was bred in England by G. Russell. He is by Kyllachy and out of the Distant View mare, Demerger. He is trained by Edward Lynam for owner Mrs. S. Power.

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