led, headed 5th and raced in 2nd after, not fluent 8th and 9th, 3rd approaching 2 out, soon no extra, tailed off
soon mid-division, 8th approaching 8th, 7th approaching 2 out, soon no extra, tailed off
soon mid-division, no extra from before 2 out, pulled up approaching last
held up, pushed along 8th, no extra before 2 out, tailed off
prominent, 4th approaching 8th, 5th approaching 2 out, soon 4th again and kept on same pace from before last
held up, no extra from before 2 out, tailed off
held up, closer in 9th approaching 2 out, soon chased leaders and one pace
held up, no extra from before 2 out, tailed off
tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 8th, 2nd approaching 2 out, slight mistake last and one pace run-in
soon mid-division, 9th approaching 8th, closed to track leaders approaching 2 out, kept on without reaching winner run-in
tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 5th, ridden straight and stayed on well from before last
soon mid-division, no extra from before 2 out, tailed off
chased leaders, 5th approaching 8th, 8th approaching 2 out, soon one pace
held up, some headway before 2 out, soon one pace
chased leaders, 6th approaching 8th, kept on same pace from 2 out
soon mid-division, 7th approaching 8th, no extra from before 2 out, tailed off
TOTAL RECALL last ran over hurdles in 2016 but has subsequently improved massively over fences since joining Willie Mullins, winning a Grade 3 handicap at Newbury in December. He reverts to the smaller obstacles on a 31lb lower mark and looks thrown in. A Great View was racing over this trip for the first time when just failing to catch Mine Now here over Christmas while Flawless Escape beat a decent field of maidens at the same meeting and starts out in handicaps after just two runs over timber. Lite Duties, who completed a hat-trick back in 2014, was having his first run for almost three years when landing a Cork handicap a month ago so he's respected despite an 8lb rise.
Shantou Bob (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader from 1st, led 5th, soon headed, mistake 3 out, not fluent last, kept trying to press winner but held close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Flemcara (10-11) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) hvy in Jan.
Voix Du Reve (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Held up, moderate 17th after 4th, closed and impeded final hurdle, moderate 4th into straight, soon no extra, one pace, 8th of 29, 25 1/4l behind Mine Now (11-0) at Leopardstown 3m hcp sft in Dec.
Taglietelle 10-1 (9-3) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 10 1/2l behind She's A Star (8-10) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jan.
Lite Duties (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Took keen hold early, held up, 9th from 6th, progress straight to challenge between last 2, led and stayed on best run-in, won at Cork 2m 4f hcp hvy in Jan beating Indian Monsoon (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Delta Work (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Held up, not fluent at 1st and 6th, soon dropped to 5th, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, not fluent at last, kept on run-in to 2nd closing stages, not trouble winner, 2nd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Fabulous Saga (11-6) at Limerick 3m (1) hvy in Dec.
Massini's Trap (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, some headway 2 out, no impression in 5th approaching last, no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 12 3/4l behind Killultagh Vic (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f Soft - Heavy in Dec.
A Great View (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Held up, soon towards rear, good headway from before final hurdle and moderate 8th into straight, ridden to chase winner final furlong, kept on well, just failed, 2nd of 29, shd behind Mine Now (11-0) at Leopardstown 3m hcp sft in Dec.
Rathpatrick (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up in last, slight mistake 4th and pushed along briefly, pushed along briefly again at 6th, moderate 7th 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 5th of 10, 17 1/4l behind Dromore Lad (10-10) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp sft in Jan.
Flawless Escape 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 5th, 2nd approaching straight, soon ridden to challenge, kept on well final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn sft in Dec beating Jetez (11-7) by 1l, 15 ran.
Oscar Knight (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Held up, soon mid-division, no extra from before straight, 20th of 28, dist behind Anibale Fly (11-8) at Leopardstown 3m Yielding in Dec.
Total Recall (IRE) 9-2fav (10-8) Mid-division, smooth headway chasing leaders before 4 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, strong challenge run-in, led final strides, won at Newbury 3m 2f hcp (1) gs in Dec beating Whisper (11-8) by nk, 20 ran.
Balzac Turgot (FR) 50-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leader, lost place and not fluent 3 out, weakened, 5th of 6, dist behind Beyond The Law (11-9) at Clonmel 2m 3f hvy in Jan.
Phil's Magic (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Soon chased leaders, 6th at 7th, moderate 5th approaching 3 out, 6th again into straight, kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 28, 17 1/2l behind Anibale Fly (11-8) at Leopardstown 3m Yielding in Dec.
Racing Pulse (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Towards rear, some headway when slight mistake 2 out, soon one pace, 8th of 15, dist behind Diamond Cauchois (10-12) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hvy in Dec.
Giant Spirit (USA) 6-1 (11-12) Held up, 9th before 5th, improved into 3rd and pushed along into straight, 2nd from before last and one pace, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Moonshine Bay (11-10) at Clonmel 2m 3f mdn hvy in Jan.
Waaheb (USA) 50-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, impeded final hurdle, lost place and no extra into straight, 17th of 29, dist behind Mine Now (11-0) at Leopardstown 3m hcp sft in Dec.
Runyon Rattler (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Prominent, led from 2nd, slight mistake 9th, headed when fell final hurdle, at Leopardstown 3m hcp sft in Dec.