Prince De Beauchene: Ruby Walsh will ride the veteran at NewburyPICTURE: John Grossick
Prince De Beauchene cut for Hennessy Gold Cup
PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE was the major market mover for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury after trainer Willie Mullins declared the ten-year-old for Saturday's race.
Betfred cut the veteran chaser, who will be ridden by Ruby Walsh and is best priced 14-1 with William Hill, to 12-1 (from 20) while Ladbrokes go just 10-1 (from 14).
Prince De Beauchene joins Lord Windermere and stablemate Terminal in bidding to deliver Ireland a first Hennessy winner in more than 30 years.
The Jim Culloty-trained Lord Windermere, the RSA Chase winner, is 7-1 joint-favourite with the Paul Nicholls-trained Rocky Creek after being supported throughout this week.
All the major players for Saturday's chase stood their ground at Thursday's final declaration stage, including the 8-1 Alan King-trained shot Invictus, who remains popular in the market despite having his chances downplayed by his trainer on Wednesday.
Nicky Henderson, who won the Hennessy with subsequent Gold Cup winner Bob's Worth last year, is represented by Hadrian's Approach (best priced 12-1 with Coral) and Triolo d'Alene (20-1 generally).
Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander is as big as 20-1 with William Hill for his first start since being pulled up in April's Grand National, while Cape Tribulation - who defeated Imperial Commander in last season's Argento Chase - is the 33-1 topweight.