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Am all bent on backing the beast! (5)

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I believe the answer is:

llama

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Here is my best explanation:

'beast' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'am all bent on' is the wordplay.
'bent' indicates anagramming the letters.
'on' indicates putting letters inside (as in clothing \'on\' a person).
'all' with letters rearranged gives 'lla'.
'am' placed within 'lla' is 'LLAMA'.

'backing the' is the link.
I am not very happy about this link. Some or all of it may belong to another bit of the clue.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for llama that I've seen before include "Wool supplier", "South American transport animal", "Load-carrier", "Long-necked woolly animal", "Even-toed camel relative", "Andean 'camel'", "mammal that chews cud", "Supplier of wool", "Andean beast of burden" and "South American carrier".)

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