Grand National 2013: Prince De Beauchene to miss Aintree

Grand National

Grand National Meeting

Venue:
Aintree Racecourse
Date:
4-6 April 2013
First race:
Thur 4 April 14:00
Last race:
Sat 6 April 17:40
The Grand National:
Sat 6 April 16:15
Coverage:
Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live or 5 live sports extra (also available online and on mobile devices). Daily live text commentary on BBC Sport website

Irish trainer Willie Mullins says leading Grand National contender Prince De Beauchene is out of the big race on 6 April with a minor stress fracture.

"He will require at least six weeks' box rest so will miss the Aintree Grand National," said Mullins.

The horse was an 8-1 joint favourite alongside stablemate On His Own.

Beshabar has also been declared a non-runner by trainer Tim Vaughan because of a fetlock injury.

It is the second year running Prince De Beauchene has been a late withdrawal in the build-up to the race. He was ruled out with a hip fracture in March 2012.