GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN doesn't look one to put the mortgage on but probably only need complete to take the honours here as his best form his head and shoulders above that of his two rivals. The mare Sleeping Volcano was a modest pointer when last seen but Timmies Gone did win between the flags in 2010, though has shown nothing in two starts under Rules.
Golden Chieftain (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Tracked winner, close up when stumbled slightly after 13th, effort when blundered 4 out, soon ridden, no chance with winner approaching 2 out, weakened and lost 2nd flat, last of 3, 18l behind Teaforthree (11-7) at Chepstow 3m nov chs (4) sft in Feb.
Timmies Gone (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, mistake and dropped to rear 6th, lost touch 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Real Treasure (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f beg chs (4) sft in Dec, 6 ran.
Sleeping Volcano (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mostly chsd ldrs in 3rd until 2nd from 5out, 2l 2nd up bef 3out, wknd aftr 3out & bhnd when pu bef last, in a race won by Nellie Rawley (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun '10, 11 ran.