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Eddie Lynam maps out Meydan plan

Updated: Monday, 11 Mar 2013 10:36 | Comments

Sole Power will run in the Al Quoz Sprint
Sole Power will run in the Al Quoz Sprint

Eddie Lynam hopes to be doubly represented on Dubai World Cup night with Sole Power and Balmont Mast after both ran highly-encouraging races at Meydan on Saturday.

Sole Power finished second in the Listed Meydan Sprint over five furlongs for the second successive year running and is set to have another crack at the Al Quoz Sprint in which he was runner-up 12 months ago.

Balmont Mast was third in the Mahab Al Shimaal to book his place in the Golden Shaheen over six furlongs. Both races are on the same 30 March card at Meydan.

"Sole Power ran very well. It was his first run since the Abbaye five months ago," said County Meath-based Lynam.

"He had a bit of a tummy on him and was a little bit fresh, but we were delighted with him. They broke the track record.

"It's the Al Quoz Sprint next time for him and the Golden Shaheen for Balmont Mast.

"He was just a bit further back than we wanted. He had a bad draw, but he ran some very good fractions from the four marker home, so hopefully he'll go for the Golden Shaheen."

Meanwhile, Viztoria is likely to warm up for Classic duty with a racecourse gallop at the Curragh on 24 March.

Trainer Lynam is to approach Ireland's Flat headquarters with a view to giving his Qipco 1000 Guineas hopeful a spin after racing on the opening day of the turf season there.

Lynam would also like to give her a run in a Classic trial ahead of the Newmarket showpiece on 5 May.

"We're delighted with her. She's training very well and she'll probably have a run in a Classic trial," said the County Meath handler.

"I've got to speak to the course, but she'll probably go to the Curragh for a canter after racing there and Johnny (Murtagh) will have a sit on her the first day of the Flat.

"She seems in great order and we are very pleased with her. The 1000 Guineas is the dream."

Viztoria, who also holds an entry in the Irish version on 25 May, won a Listed race at the Curragh by seven and a half lengths and was runner-up in Group Two at Maisons-Laffitte on her final start as a two-year-old.

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