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On His Own comes to grief in last year's National

Owner Graham Wylie has confirmed John Smith's Grand National gamble On His Own is set for an imminent return to action.

The Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old was still going great guns in last year's National when he fell at the second Becher's Brook. Although he has since been sidelined by injury, Coral have been forced to cut him to 14-1 clear ante-post favourite (from 20s).

"He was injured when he fell at Becher's in the National last year but he is back in full training and is coming along nicely. Hopefully he will be out somewhere in the next three or four weeks and we'll look forward to going back to Aintree with him as well," said Wylie.

Wylie is keeping his fingers crossed On His Own's stablemate Prince De Beauchene will get his shot at Aintree glory. He was ante-post favourite for last year's renewal until injury intervened, but appeared to have lost none of his sparkle when making a winning return over hurdles at Limerick last month.

"He was very good at Limerick the other day. He looked very impressive. His main target is obviously the Grand National and he could have another run over hurdles before the weights come out. Willie will then decide the best route to Aintree with him," said Wylie.

Tom George thinks the Topham Chase could be the race for Big Fella Thanks after his easy victory at Wincanton on Saturday.

The 11-year-old was winning for the first time since March 2010 and even though he has run in three of the last four Grand Nationals with credit, finishing fourth to Don't Push It in 2010, George feels the marathon trip stretches his stamina.

"He's come out of the race A1 and it was good to see the old boy get back to winning ways. We have no firm plan. He'll have an entry in the Grand National, I'd have thought, but I think his best trip is about two and a half miles, like he showed on Saturday," said the Slad handler.

"At this stage I'd be more inclined to run him in the Topham instead because even when he ran in the Becher earlier this season he looked all over the winner at the Elbow but didn't get home.

"The way he jumps round there you'd have to think he'd take a lot of beating in the Topham but we'll have a sit down with the owners and discuss."

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