SHOCK Nunthorpe winner Sole Power will take his chance in the Prix de l'Abbaye on Arc weekend, trainer Edward Lynam has confirmed.

The 100-1 winner of the Coolmore-sponsored sprint, who overturned top sprinters including Starspangledbanner and Equiano, had never won away from the all-weather of Dundalk before York but is now set to mix it with Europe's finest at Longchamp.

Speaking to At The Races, Lynam said Sole Power would travel to France on Wednesday September 30 before the 5f Group 1 on Sunday October 3, the same day as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Lynam said: "Usually they do there five [furlongs] in 55 or 56 [seconds], so they go very fast and play to his strengths.

"He has his chance. A lot of pundits were shocked by the Nunthorpe and put it to one side, which they were entitled to do given his past form.

"We had planned to track Johnny [Murtagh, on Starspangledbanner] and run into a place, but Johnny couldn't go with Sole Power."

Lynam added: "Ideally we'd like to be drawn where the pace is [in the Abbaye]."

Sole Power is a best-priced 14-1 for the Abbaye with Coral and Victor Chandler.