Unioniste tops Sky Bet weights

Unioniste tops a total of 25 horses to stand their ground for Saturday's Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster.

Along with the top weight, trainer Paul Nicholls also has Pacha Du Polder, Sam Winner and Harry The Viking still in the race, while trainers' championship rival Nicky Henderson relies upon Roberto Goldback.

Donald McCain has two to choose from in Kruzhlinin and Our Mick. Emma Lavelle could also be double-handed with Gullinbursti and Court By Surprise.

Keith Reveley's Night In Milan was a winner on Town Moor recently, while last year's Grand National hero Auroras Encore could turn out again for trainer Sue Smith.

Other leading contenders include Dr Richard Newland's Mart Lane, the Dan Skelton-trained Baile Anrai, who is set to carry a featherweight of 10st, and Malcolm Jefferson's Attaglance.

Walkon has been given the option by Alan King, while Time For Rupert could return to fences after trying his hand over hurdles last time.