Domination, who landed the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket in September, has run poorly in both subsequent starts but would have needed his run on the Flat two weeks ago and must be respected. Sweet My Lord scored over fences at Tramore in April and was then brought down back over timber when a short-priced favourite. He was again well supported when only fourth on the Flat at Listowel but could only finish fourth. He should be thereabouts but it's about time SHADOW CATCHER was returning to form and Gordon Elliott's charge, runner-up in a Grade 1 over timber last February, is given the nod. Far Away So Close has been chasing but the 2011 Aintree hurdles winner looks a threat back over timber.
Darwins Fox (FR) 5-2 (11-12) Led early, soon raced in 2nd, kept on same pace under pressure in 3rd from before 2 out, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Arnaud (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in May.
Deputy Consort (USA) 16-1 (11-12) Soon in rear, no extra 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Court Knee (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May, 14 ran.
Domination 9-2fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Far Away So Close (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, ridden in 6th 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Tribes And Banner (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs gf in May.
Redera (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Held up, last halfway, headway into 4th before 3 out, ridden in 3rd and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Carlingford Lough (10-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Jul.
Shadow Catcher 2-1 (11-2) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged 4 out, pushed along to dispute briefly entering straight, ridden in 2nd before 2 out where mistake, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Make Your Mark (11-2) at Cork 2m hdl gd in May.
Silk Hall (UAE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden in 12th 2 out, went 7th at last, no extra, 7th of 19, 11l behind Rawnaq (10-3) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gf in May.
Sweet My Lord (FR) 11-10fav (11-2) Waited with in mid-division, brought down 5 out, in a race won by Maccas Lad (11-1) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl sft in May, 11 ran.
The Way We Were (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 5th before straight, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 22l behind Burn And Turn (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs sft in May.
Knockcroghery (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 6th halfway, still well in touch when brought down 2 out, in a race won by Sands Cove (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase gd in May, 15 ran.