Sole can raise Lynam's spirits in Scarbrough

Anita Chambers

SOLE POWER should be very tough to beat as he drops to Listed level in the Scarbrough Stakes, the feature event on the opening day of Doncaster's St Leger meeting.

THE five-year-old takes a dip in class after plying his trade in a succession of the top-tier events so far this term.

A shock winner of the Nunthorpe in 2010, Sole Power has failed to hit those kind of heights since and trainer Edward Lynam is obviously keen to give him a confidence-booster ahead of the big-race programme in the autumn.

Sole Power has not won since landing the Temple Stakes at Haydock last May but he has shown himself to be pretty consistent on the big days.

This year's renewal of the Scarbrough is a cracking contest and plenty have chances, but preference is for the proven Group One performer.

Ribaat made quite an impression on his racecourse bow and he can continue his progression in the Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants Conditions Stakes.

The Invincible Spirit colt has plenty of entries to his name, including the Middle Park and Dewhurst Stakes, and if he is to justify that kind of target, he should be winning here.

The Kat Communications Knowledge About Telecoms Conditions Stakes is a fascinating heat but preference is for the Mahmood Al Zarooni-trained Swedish Sailor.

Julie Krone and Richard Fahey could prove a potent combination with Sunnyside Tom in the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes.

Janoub Nibras has performed well on the Polytrack before and should appreciate a return to Kempton in the Read Racing Plus Every Saturday Conditions Stakes.

Mont Ras has taken a bit of a dip in the ratings of late but could be well placed for the Comlongon Castle Handicap at Carlisle.

The Fonz seems to thrive on a fast surface and is worth a shout in the JCB Workmax Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter.