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Saturday 22 September 2018

Mullins' Prince top of market for Becher

PRINCE De Beauchene and Junior head the weights on 11st 12lb for the Betfred Becher Handicap Chase at Aintree on December 7.

The former is one of five possibles from Willie Mullins' powerful Irish stable along with On His Own (11st 1lb), Terminal (11st 1lb), Vesper Bell (10st 13lb) and Sin Palo (10st 6lb).

Other Irish entries are Ted Walsh's Colbert Station (11st 9lb), Henry de Bromhead's Sizing Australia (10st 8lb) and the Liz Doyle-trained Rich Revival (10st 5lb).

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Swing Bill (10st 11lb), sixth in the Grand National and fourth in this race last season, heads David Pipe's entries along with Junior.

The Nicholashayne handler also has Master Overseer (11st 3lb), Bostons Angel (10st 13lb) and Ace High (10st 3lb).

The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander has been given 11st 10lb while Aintree regular Big Fella Thanks has 11st 8lb.

Last season's Topham Chase winner Triolo d'Alene has been allotted 11st 4lb, Join Together, who was runner-up 12 months ago, has 11st 3lb while last season's Grand National seventh Soll has 10st 10lb in a 43-strong entry.

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