The Grand National is a more likely target for Total Recall than the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, according to trainer Willie Mullins.
The eight-year-old won the Ladbrokes Trophy, formerly known as the Hennessy Gold Cup, at Newbury on Saturday to secure a second successive victory after a success at Limerick in October.
The Gold Cup has been mooted as a potential target, but Mullins feels the Grand National at Aintree is a more suitable target.
"He came home on Saturday night and he's fine," Mullins told At The Races.
"I think he'd have to improve another 10lb to be competitive in a Gold Cup field. He looks a Grand National horse to me. That's the route I would be going.
"We'll see what the English handicapper thinks of him and what the Irish handicapper thinks of him, but I'm thinking he's going to be (rated) maybe 158 to 160. That warrants an entry into the Gold Cup, but he might finish fourth, or fifth or sixth maybe."
Article Posted on Monday 4th December 2017 @ 12.47
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