TOTALLY DOMINANT had proved expensive to follow before coming good at Punchestown where he was always travelling well and beat a huge field in style. He's a nice prospect and should score again though Angel Chorus will be no pushover. Aidan O'Brien's mare ended her first campaign in excellent form, following a cracking run behind the useful Pink Hat at Wexford with a victory over a big field at Listowel though both runs were on ground with plenty of give. Itchymei'Mscratch was well supported to make a winning start on fast going at Downpatrick last month and ran on strongly to snatch the spoils on the line so he looks next best.
Balboni (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, 8th and ridden from early straight, soon no extra, 8th of 9, 36l behind Martello Tower (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m NH flat sft in Apr.
Itchymei'mscratch (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Took keen hold, soon mid-division, closer in 6th 4f out, 3rd from 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead near line, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat gf in Jun beating Tempest Missile (11-7) by hd, 13 ran.
Mr Boss Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Took keen hold and set slow early pace, headed and pushed along from over 3f out, dropped to moderate 4th and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 4th of 8, 13l behind Morning Run (11-7) at Down Royal 2m NH flat gf in Jun.
Totally Dominant (USA) 4-6fav (12-0) Soon mid-division, improved but under pressure in moderate 4th into straight, closed to challenge under 1f out, soon led and stayed on well, won at Punchestown 2m NH flat in Jun beating Lucky Pat (11-9) by 2 3/4l, 25 ran.
Angel Chorus (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Waited with, improved 5f out, soon tracked leaders, short of room and squeezed between horse a 1 1/2f out, led and stayed on best inside final furlong, won at Listowel 2m mrs N H flat in Sep beating Rock High Lady (11-2) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Mclaren Vale (IRE) 9-1 (12-2) Mid div, rdn bef 3out, sn bhnd, pu bef last, in a race won by Book Of Excuses (11-6) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun, 18 ran.
Oberon Blue (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Fairy Swing.
Nothinginthebook (IRE) Kayf Tara gelding out of Charade.
Bealach Abu (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Slightly impeded start, took keen hold, tracked leaders early, soon mid-division, 10th 4f out, soon no impression, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 17, 38l behind New Kid In Town (12-0) at Roscommon 2m NH flat in Jun.
Littlemissstubborn (IRE) Heron Island mare out of Unabhan.