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Sole Power says: - "I like to keep you in suspense"
on 25 March 2016
We're often told let the horses do the talking - so we did. As he bids for another win in Meydan's big sprint, we caught up with Ireland's most popular flat horse

Q: Which racecourse is your favourite and why?

Ascot. It’s the greatest racecourse in Europe, maybe even the world.

Q: Of all the jockeys who have ridden you who was the best?

Richard Hughes

Q: Why do you always wait until the last moment before unleashing your turn of foot? Wouldn’t it be easier to just blast off in front?

As the saying goes, we buy lengths and sell them when they’re expensive. So we save the best ’til last. I like to keep you in suspense, it’s much more exciting.

Q: What’s your problem with soft ground?

It blunts my speed. I’m a racehorse, not a cart horse.

Q: Sometimes your trainer is unsure if you are going to perform or not before a big race. Do you like to keep him guessing?

Yes, I like to keep him on his toes.

Q: Do you get a treat when you win?

Always (even when I lose).

Q: When do you plan to retire and what will you do?

No plans to retire just yet. The boss tells me I’ll have a happy retirement whenever I want.

Q: Who is funnier - Eddie Lynam or Paddy Power?

Paddy looks funnier but Eddie’s the funniest.

Q: What are you most proud of in your illustrious career?

Being voted Horse Of The Year at the HRI Awards.

What’s your hope for 2016?

To be the first horse to win three Kings Stand’s.

What is your favourite past time?

Keeping people in suspense.

Who are your four ideal dinner guests?

Usain Bolt, Black Caviar, Alex Ferguson and Bill Murray.

You’ve travelled the world. Where is your favourite destination?

There’s no place like home.

Sole Power was in conversation with Amy Lynam

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