Unioniste heads betting to give Nicholls more Saturday action

Unioniste is the 8-1 favourite with Coral for Saturday’s Skybet Chase, with his Paul Nicholls-trained stablemate Sam Winner among the 10-1 co-second favourites for the Doncaster showpiece.

Staying at Ditcheat, their star hurdler Big Buck’s has attracted support for the World Hurdle ahead of this weekend’s comeback run at Cheltenham, and is 7-4 (from 9-4) favourite for the Festival three-miler, while Nicholls himself is 4-6 (from 8-11) to retain the NH Trainers’ title.

“Thanks in no small part to a succession of big Saturday victories, Paul Nicholls has built a significant lead over rival Nicky Henderson this season, and if the betting is a guide, it could be another big day for him this weekend, as he holds a strong hand in Doncaster’s highlight, and the money for Big Buck’s suggests a winning reappearance is on the cards,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**National Hunt trainers’ title
4-6 P Nicholls, 6-5 N Henderson

**Skybet Chase
8 Unioniste, 10 Court By Surprise, Gullinbursti, Kruzhlinin, Mart Lane, Night In Milan, Sam Winner, 14 The Druids Nephew, Walkon, 16 Roberto Goldback, Niceonefrankie, Native Gallery, 20 Bar

**Betfair Hurdle
7 Irving, 8 Irish Saint, 10 Quick Jack, Willow’s Saviour, 12 Cheltenian, Dell’ Arca, Rolling Star, 14 Arctic Fire, Deep Trouble, Smashing, 16 Ally Cascade, Flaxen Flare, Melodic Rendezvous, Purple Bay, Vendor, 20 Bar

**Skybet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
8 Vautour, 10 Irving, 12 The Tullow Tank, 14 Josses Hill, West Wizard, 16 Regal Encore, Western Boy, 20 Amore Alato, Briar Hill, Dell’Arca, Faugheen, Moyle Park, The Liquidator, Tiger Cliff, Union Dues, Willow’s Saviour,

**Racing Post Arkle
4 Champagne Fever, 7 Dodging Bullets, 8 Defy Logic, Felix Yonger, Hinterland, 10 Rock On Ruby, 12 Oscar Whisky, 14 Taquin De Seuil,Valdez, 16 Grandouet, Mozoltov,

**Stan James Champion Hurdle
3 The New One, 10-3 Hurricane Fly, 7-2 My Tent Or Yours, 7 Jezki, 8 Our Conor, 10 Annie Power, Un De Sceaux, 20 Melodic Rendezvous, 25 Diakali, 33 Grandouet, Zarkandar, 40 Bar

**Neptune Investment Novices’ Hurdle
4 Faugheen, 10 The Tullow Tank, 12 Apache Stronghold, Ballyalton, Briar Hill, Royal Boy, 14 Captain Cutter, Deputy Dan, 16 Ballyalton, Condaw Court, Red Sherlock, 20 Beat That, Golantilla, Oscar Rock, The Liquidator, Turnandgo,

**RSA Chase
8 Ballycasey, Carlingford Lough, 10 Corrin Wood, Don Cossack, Morning Assembly, 12 Champagne Fever, Taquin Du Seuil, 14 Smad Place, 16 Black Thunder, Foxrock, Le Bec, Mendip Express, Coneygree, Inish Island, Wonderful Charm, 20 Close Touch, Sam Winner, Shutthefrontdoor,

**Queen Mother Champion Chase
4-5 Sprinter Sacre, 11-4 Sire De Grugy, 10 Benefficient, Captain Conan, 12 Hidden Cyclone, 14 Al Ferof, 16 Arvika Ligeonniere, Baily Green, Kid Cassidy, Somersby, 20 Dodging Bullets, Hinterland, Sizing Europe, Special Tiara, Twinlight, 25 Bar

**JLT Novices’ Chase
6 Champagne Fever, Wonderful Charm, 8 Felix Yonger, Taquin De Seuil, 9 Oscar Whisky, 10 Vukovar, 16 Don Cossack, 20 Sizing Gold,

**Ryanair Chase
3 Cue Card, 7 Al Ferof, Benefficient, 10 Dynaste, First Lieutenant, 14 Captain Conan, Hidden Cyclone, Marito, Wonderful Charm, 16 Arvika Ligeonniere, Champion Court, Module, Riverside Theatre, Sizing Europe, 20 Bar

**Ladbrokes World Hurdle
7-4 Big Bucks, 7-2 Annie Power, 4 More Of That, 7 Quevega, 8 Boston Bob, 12 Celestial Halo, Saphir De Rheu, 14 At Fishers Cross, Monksland, Reve De Sivola, Zarkandar, 16 Rule The World, 20 Salubrious, 25 Zaidpour, 33 Bar

**JCB Triumph Hurdle
10 Calipto, Ivan Grozny, 14 Plinth, 16 Fox Norton, Guitar Le Rocher, Ivan Grozny, Pete, Royal Irish Hussar, Rutherglen, Thomas Hobson, Vicenzo Mio, 20 Broughton, 25 Abbyssial, Chocola, Goodwood Mirage, Kentucky Hyden,

**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
4 King’s Palace, 5 Briar Hill, 8 Faugheen, 10 Captain Cutter, Deputy Dan, 12 Clondaw Court, 16 Aubusson, Timesremembered, Urban Hymn, 20 Carraig Mor, Cole Harden, 25 Apache Jack, Creepy, Racing Pulse,

**Betfred Gold Cup
2 Bobs Worth, 7-2 Silviniaco Conti, 8 Cue Card, First Lieutenant, 14 Al Ferof, 20 Boston Bob, 25 Dynaste, Long Run, Lord Windermere, Rubi Ball, 33 Captain Chris, Last Instalment, Monbeg Dude, Rocky Creek, Tidal Bay, Triolo d’Alene, 40 Bar

**Crabbies Grand National
20 Merry King, Teaforthree, Triolo D’Alene, 25 Alfie Sherrin, Chance Du Roy, Colbert Station, Long Run, Monbeg Dude, Rival D’Estruval, Rocky Creek, Seabass, Tidal Bay, 33 Auroras Encore, Balthazar King, Big Occasion, Godsmejudge, Liberty Counsel, On His Own, Shakalakaboomboom, Tofino Bay,


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