DOMINATION is getting better with age and followed a victory on the Flat at the Curragh with a cracking effort behind Edeymi over the minimum trip at the Galway Festival. He easily reversed the form with the winner when sent over 3m here last time and though dropping in trip it shouldn't prove a problem. Despite that excellent form, he's receiving 10lb from recent winners Silk Hall and Time To Work even though he's much higher rated than either while Gimli's Rock also needs to find something extra as he was 10l behind the selection in that recent race here.
Silk Hall (UAE) 25-1 (11-0) Made all, ridden after 2 out, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Tipperary 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) gf in Jul beating Steps To Freedom (11-9) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Time To Work (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Held up in 4th early, 3rd after 3rd, pushed along into 2nd approaching 2 out, challenged 2 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on strongly run-in, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m 4f hdl gd beating Compton Court (11-0) by 7l, 5 ran.
Domination 5-4fav (10-11) Waited with towards rear, good headway to track leader from 4 out, led before straight, clear 2 out, stayed on well, very easily, won at Cork 3m hdl gf beating Edeymi (11-0) by 8l, 7 ran.
Gimli's Rock (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, niggled along briefly circuit to go, 4th and no impression from before 3 out, moderate 3rd when bad mistake 2 out, hit last as well, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Domination (10-11) at Cork 3m hdl gf.
Supreme Doc (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders and 7th halfway, 4th 3 out and went 3rd approaching next, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra and dropped to 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 22, 13l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.