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Lynam outlines Power plans

Eddie Lynam's globe-trotting sprinters Sole Power and Slade Power are set to follow the same programmes in 2014 as they did this year.

Both ended the current campaign in the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin where they finished second and 10th respectively behind Lord Kanaloa on Sunday.

The Irish-trained duo, owned by Sabina Power, enjoyed a cracking 2013. Sole Power's highlight came with his second Group One triumph in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot while Slade Power won the Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot and was placed in the July Cup and Betfred Sprint Cup.

"They are fine and on their way home. No problems, all is good," said County Meath-based Lynam.

"Sole Power ran very well. The winner was very impressive, but we were proud of him. He ran another very good race and proved to anybody who didn't think he gets six furlongs that he does.

"Things didn't pan out for Slade Power. He broke slowly and was trapped out wide with no cover. We had a sneaking suspicion that might happen. On Sole Power's first trip over there (in December 2011) things didn't pan out for him either.

"It takes a bit of getting to know, but he's fine and it's onwards and upwards with him next year.

"For Sole Power, I'd say he'd be aimed at every race next year as he ran in this year.

"He'll go to Dubai, run in the trial (Meydan Sprint) and then in the Al Quoz, then he'll be aimed for the King's Stand and take in the July Cup after that.

"Slade Power will go for the trial race in Dubai and then the Golden Shaheen. Then he'll be aimed at the Golden Jubilee and the July Cup."