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Slade Power victorious in Diamond Jubilee Stakes

ESPN staff
June 21, 2014
Slade Power was the 7-2 favourite for the race © Getty Images

Slade Power claimed victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot to seal a sprint double for trainer Eddie Lynam.

The 7-2 favourite beat Due Diligence by one and a half lengths with Aljamaaheer finishing third. Wayne Lordan on Slade Power delivered the second Group One win this week at Royal Ascot for Lynam after Sole Power won the King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday.

"He travelled real well, I got there a little bit soon and he rolled around with me, but I had plenty left and I'm delighted," Lordan said.

"From early in his career he gets a little bit warm (before a race). If he wasn't doing it I'd be worried.

"It feels great. We don't come across these horses too often that can come and compete and when they win it's even better."

A delighted Lynam said: "Slade Power was always travelling well, but I knew he'd pull up. I saw a couple flying home, but we got there. Because we bred him it's special."

Slade Power and Sole Power, both owned by Sabina Power, will compete against one another in the July Cup at Newmarket next month, and Lynam added: "They'll both go for the July Cup. Sole Power will wear the first colours as he's the elder statement and the family pet."

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