The dominant Domination
It was the dominant Domination which turned up on Murray Bridge Cup day, Friday, October 19.
A well backed $1.75 favourite, Domination, ridden by Jason Holder, dashed away in the home straight to take out the CGU Handicap (900m).
The four-year-old won heat nine of the Riziz Series by 1-1/2 lengths from Quiddick ($12) with Street Life (($9), a half-length away third.
The victory gave trainer Tony McEvoy a double on Cup day having won earlier with Quaffany.
Assistant trainer Calvin McEvoy said together with his father (Tony) they hoped to have worked out the best way to train Domination.
“He is a horse that likes to have his races spaced,” McEvoy said.
“So rather than just two weeks between runs, he needs a month.
“Since his last run (September 22) we haven’t done a lot with him and mainly a bit of treadmill work.
“I believed he would be too fast for them today and so it proved.
“I told Jason to let him get into a rhythm and he would be too good, so from now on, we will keep him fresh.”
Winning jockey Jason Holder revealed starting from gate 10 had been a bonus.
“He actually didn’t step that well but being wide out could gather speed and go across to share the lead,” Holder said.
“If he had drawn inside, like gate one, he could have been swallowed up early and in a bit of trouble.”
Domination now has three wins and two placings from just eight starts.