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Power pencilled in for Curragh

Slade Power is likely to make his seasonal reappearance in the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh on May 24.

Trainer Eddie Lynam always maintained his five-year-old was capable of reaching the same heights of dual Group One-winning stable companion Sole Power and he proved his quality in 2013.

The son of Dutch Art claimed the Sapphire Stakes and the Phoenix Sprint at the Curragh before his battling victory in the British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

He failed to fire in December's Hong Kong Sprint, but Lynam feels there is plenty to look forward to this season.

He said: "He's in very good form and will hopefully start off in the Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh later in the month.

"All going well, we'll probably head to the (Diamond) Jubilee at Royal Ascot and then he might run in the July Cup."

Balmont Mast, another of Lynam's top-class sprinters, ran some good races in Dubai earlier this year and will soon be on his travels again.

"He's in good shape and is heading back to Singapore for the Krisflyer Sprint in a couple of weeks," said the trainer.

"He was fourth in the race last year, it's worth a lot of money and it's an invitational race, so it make sense to go back there with him.

"We're going to try him in a tongue-tie for the first time. We think that might help him."