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Updated: Saturday, 03 May 2014 13:47 | Comments

Soft Power looking to repeat Dundalk success

Eddie Lynam has already tasted plenty of success with two 'Powers', Sole Power and Slade Power, and he looks to have a real prospect in Soft Power, who bids to follow up a Dundalk maiden win in the Centenary Weekend June 21st & 22nd Rated Race at Gowran Park.

The son of Balmont romped to a six-length victory on the all-weather and steps up to a mile for this contest, where he meets another all-weather winner in Ger Lyons' Trinity Force, who was less impressive when scoring at Dundalk but still did the job well.

Warbird, Lanyard and Focussed all have turf wins to their name and are far from out of the reckoning in what looks a hot contest.

Tested makes her seasonal reappearance in the opening race on the card at 2.10, the Ladies Day June 21st Fillies Race.

A good winner on her sole start as a juvenile for Dermot Weld, the form was franked by the second and third winning since, so she could be too strong for Dundalk scorer Shanooan and recent course winner Sophie's World.

Johnny Murtagh may only have one turf success to his name so far this season, but Gorteo found just one too good at Navan last time and could be capable of fending off Stirabout and Mansuri in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

Stirabout's trainer Jim Bolger will be hopeful Einsteins Folly can get back to winning ways in the Goresbridge Breeze Up At Gowran Park May 22nd & 23rd Handicap, having lost a race on the nod at Cork last time, though prolific winners Castle Guest, Dark Crusader and The Four Elms are likely to have their say.

Bolger also runs Upper Silesian in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden, where the Aga Khan-owned newcomer Rayna could be the biggest threat.

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