Billingsgate is catch of the day

  • Last Updated: July 17 2014, 9:31 BST

Billingsgate is Anita Chambers' nap of the day for Wednesday's racing action. She has a tip for every UK and Irish race.

Action at Sandown Park.
Action at Sandown Park.

CATTERICK: 2.00 Izzthatright, 2.30 Thrust Control, 3.00 Lexington Rose, 3.30 Chivers, 4.00 Thatcherite, 4.30 Irondale Express, 5.00 Rocky Two.

KILLARNEY: 5.40 Klepht, 6.10 Dance With Another, 6.45 Port Merrion, 7.15 Sizing Sahara, 7.45 Status Update, 8.20 Go Paddy Go, 8.55 Blue Owen.

LINGFIELD: 2.10 Primrose Valley, 2.40 Whispering Star, 3.10 Aiyana, 3.40 Knavery, 4.10 Meebo, 4.40 Absolute Sway, 5.10 Glennten, 5.45 Super Duplex.

SANDOWN: 6.00 Red Lady, 6.35 Biotic, 7.10 Taper Tantrum, 7.40 BILLINGSGATE (NAP), 8.15 Mr Greenspan, 8.50 Majestic Sun.

UTTOXETER: 2.20 Gran Meastro, 2.50 Nathans Pride, 3.20 Phase Shift, 3.50 Big Sound, 4.20 On The Record, 4.50 Lemon's Gent, 5.20 Dashing Over.

WORCESTER: 5.50 Regal One, 6.20 Quinsman, 6.55 Going For Gold, 7.25 My Nosy Rosy, 7.55 White Diamond, 8.30 Man Of Steel, 9.00 Weather Babe.

DOUBLE: Billingsgate and Taper Tantrum.

Billingsgate has sound claims as he lines up in the Ryman The Stationer Handicap at Sandown on Wednesday.

The three-year-old was an all-weather winner for Charlie Appleby at the back end of last season but it has taken him a few starts to really find the winning groove this term.

He looked thoroughly in need of his Doncaster debut in April and made significant strides from that performance when third on the Kempton Polytrack in May.

Those two runs appeared to have brought Billingsgate to concert pitch, as he duly triumphed in good style back on Town Moor last month, winning with a little more in hand than the official three-quarters of a length margin would suggest.

The handicapper has put him up 6lb for that victory but given his recent progress, Billingsgate looks as though he could still have a bit left in the locker.

Taper Tantrum only lost out by a nose on his racecourse bow and should be off the mark in the Raynes Park Maiden Auction Stakes.

He came up against a more experienced rival in Buckleberry in what was only a modest maiden, but Taper Tantrum showed plenty of promise in racing prominently before just dropping away close to the line.

Michael Bell's runner will certainly be wiser for the experience and Taper Tantrum should build on that effort.

Knavery can star in Lingfield's Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified Stakes, despite disappointing when only third at Doncaster on his most recent outing.

Roger Varian's runner was sent off favourite that day on the back of his maiden win at Kempton in May but he showed signs of greenness in the finish and eventually finished nearly six lengths adrift of the winner.

He is clearly still learning and should not be be dismissed from calculations just yet.

Aiyana hit the bar when second last time but is still the pick in the Henry Streeter Handicap.

Thatcherite overcame trouble in running to triumph at Beverley earlier this month and can make it a quickfire double in the catterickbridge.co.uk Handicap at the North Yorkshire venue.

The six-year-old prevailed by just a short head on the Westwood but that was a highly creditable performance as hampered on the rail with a furlong to run and over the minimum trip, he impressed on poking his head back in front on the line.

The handicapper took note of that victory as he has put him up 5lb, but given a clear run Tony Coyle's runner should be in the mix again.

My Nosy Rosy has been in good form of late and looks the one to concentrate on in the Green Lighting D-Lux Led Dimmable Downlights Mares' Maiden Hurdle at Worcester.

Big Sound has been second on his last three outings but can odd to his sole career success in Uttoxeter's 32Red Novices' Handicap Chase for Mark Walford.

Preview posted at 1415 BST on 15/07/2014.