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Prince National defection burns punters fingers for second year running

Grand National ante post backers of Prince De Beauchene have had their fingers burnt for the second year running following the disappointing news that the Willie Mullins trained horse will miss the race through injury.

Prince De Beauchene had been a major gamble for the race last year from 33/1 down to 12/1 before injury ruled him out of the contest, and he was again well supported in ante post lists from 16/1 down to his price last night of 10/1, before the news broke that he would miss the race again.

“For two years running Prince De Beauchene has been one of the best backed horses ante post for the Grand National, and for two years running he has, unfortunately for connections and punters, become a late non-runner for the race”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

“Of course with ante post betting where there are losers there are winners, and if you are holding ante post tickets on other horses like On His Own, Seabass or Cappa Bleu, all their odds have now shortened as a result of Prince De Beauchene’s defection”, added Clare.