• Willie Mullins’ horse currently available at 16-1
• Definitly Red given top weight but doubtful for race
A power cut at the Bafta building on Piccadilly took some of the energy out of the unveiling of the Grand National weights on Tuesday night and it seemed at one point as if the ballyhoo might have to be summarily cancelled. But such events are only froth and bubble compared with the electricity at Aintree in April and Total Recall is the name for punters to take away from this day, with that much bigger day in mind.
Odds of 16-1 may not seem spectacular when so many of the 105 entrants are available at 33-1 or bigger but Total Recall deserves to be a shorter price. So long as he stays healthy for the next two months, he will surely keep shortening down to single figures by the day. He looks a better favourite than Blaklion, who heads the market at a general 10-1.