A case for Sea Defence

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: May 10 2014, 15:26 BST

Anita Chambers has a tip for every race on Saturday and fancies Sea Defence to take all the beating at Warwick.

Sudden Wonder (left): Can step up at Lingfield
Sudden Wonder (left): Can step up at Lingfield

ASCOT: 2.05 Hamelin, 2.40 Area Fifty One, 3.15 Nurpur, 3.50 Bronze Angel, 4.25 Moonraker, 5.00 Marmalady.

HAYDOCK: 1.50 Big Hands Harry, 2.25 Active Spirit, 3.00 Mar Mar, 3.30 Vibrato Valtat, 4.05 Custom Cut, 4.40 Ballincurrig, 5.15 Dunowen Point.

HEXHAM: 1.55 Master Murphy, 2.30 Spiculas, 3.05 Mister Philson, 3.40 Bop Along, 4.15 Sealous Scott, 4.50 Snuker, 5.20 Line D'Aois.

LINGFIELD: 1.45 Wild Tobacco, 2.20 Queen's Prize, 2.55 SUDDEN WONDER (NAP), 3.25 Soviet Rock, 4.00 Dalayna, 4.35 Yourartisonfire, 5.10 Interception.

NOTTINGHAM: 2.15 Al Senad, 2.45 Tyfos, 3.20 Burnham, 3.55 Body And Soul, 4.30 Putra Eton, 5.05 Pipe Dream, 5.35 Alluring Star.

THIRSK: 5.40 Another Royal, 6.10 Cape Of Hope, 6.40 Teetotal, 7.10 Genius Boy, 7.40 Dual Mac, 8.10 Famous Kid, 8.40 Lucky Lodge.

WARWICK: 5.55 Storming Harry, 6.25 Chetan, 6.55 Louis Vee, 7.25 Ivanhoe, 7.55 Sea Defence, 8.25 Uncle Dermot.

WEXFORD: 2.00 Backdrop, 2.35 Alafzara, 3.10 Right Up My Street, 3.45 Punch Bag, 4.20 Streak, 4.55 Moon Dice, 5.25 Honeys Joy.

DOUBLE: Sudden Wonder and Bronze Angel.

Sudden Wonder can build on his recent Newmarket success and mark himself as an Epsom contender with victory in the betfred.com Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield.

This son of New Approach won one of his three juvenile starts, finishing behind fellow Godolphin runners, including subsequent Breeders' Cup winner Outstrip, on the other two occasions.

His eight-length victory in a mile maiden was pretty impressive and the further they went, the better Sudden Wonder looked.

Stepped up to 10 furlongs on his return, Sudden Wonder landed an excellent pot for trainer Charlie Appleby in the Tattersalls Millions Trophy, although he was made to work hard for a head verdict over Observational.

He found plenty in the finish and while he would need to improve a lot more to take a hand in the Investec Derby itself, the extra furlong or so in this Listed heat is a plus and he could just be a fine second-string to True Story as a leading Classic hope for Godolphin.

Queen's Prize can have Royal fans smiling after the Betfred £7.5 Million Scoop6 Today Oaks Trial Stakes.

Bred and owned by Her Majesty, Queen's Prize impressed when winning a seven-furlong maiden at Kempton in September, finishing with real purpose and going away from her rivals again at the end of the race.

She is bred to be a proper middle-distance horse and is just the type Sir Michael Stoute excels with.

Alain de Royer-Dupre sent Sabana Perdida to win the Follow Scoop6 At totepoolliveinfo.com Chartwell Fillies' Stakes at couple of years back and can repeat the trick with Dalayna.

She has a bit to find on the book in this Group Three contest but her astute handler would not be sending her to Britain if he did not feel she had a live chance.

Bronze Angel has taken a bit of a dive down the ratings and is worth another chance in the £7.5 Million Totescoop6 Victoria Cup at Ascot.

Winner of the Cambridgeshire off a mark of 95 back in 2012, Bronze Angel is now back at that rating after failing to shine in a truncated campaign in 2013.

He missed the bulk of the season and returned just in time to defend his title in the ultra-competitive handicap, although unsurprisingly it was a big ask and he failed to shine.

Marcus Tregoning persevered and ran twice more before the year was out but Bronze Angel just could not make an impact and the handicapper responded accordingly.

With first-time blinkers in place Newbury last month, Bronze Angel offered a glimmer of hope in finishing seventh in a hot handicap and a further 1lb ease in the weights puts him back on his last winning mark now - a fact that could be dangerous to ignore.

Area Fifty One should be given another chance at Listed level in the Carey Group Buckhounds Stakes.

His previous attempts in that class have ended in failure but now with Nicky Henderson, he posted a decent effort when winning at Doncaster back in March.

He beat the reopposing Gatewood - a previous Group Three winner - and on the same terms Area Fifty One can finally land a deserved prize.

It is a mixed card of jumps and Flat at Haydock and Vibrato Valtat should have a good short in the jumps feature, the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle - better known as the Swinton Hurdle.

The five-year-old has turned in some good performances this term, most notably when winning an Exeter Listed event in February and finishing third in the Imperial Cup.

Paul Nicholls opted to sidestep both Cheltenham and Aintree and his patience paid dividends when Vibrato Valtat won a nice event at Ayr, although he may have been slightly fortunate as his main rival was virtually taken out at the last.

He races off a mark just 1lb higher than in the Imperial Cup and a repeat of that form should see him on the premises.

Custom Cut looks a likely type for David O'Meara in the Pertemps Network Spring Trophy Stakes.

A Group Three in Ireland when trained by George Kent last year, he has placed in two starts for his new handler already and it is surely a matter of time before he hits the mark.

Body And Soul should feel the benefit of her reappearance run in the EBF Stallions Weatherbys Bloodstock Reports Kilvington Fillies' Stakes at Nottingham.

She looked thoroughly in need of the run when saddled with top weight in a handicap and much better is anticipated in this Listed contest.

Sea Defence is the choice in Warwick's New Citroen C1 Handicap, while Genius Boy holds a leading chance in the GT Group Handicap at Thirsk after a fair effort on his return.

Snuker can hit the mark in the Margaret Ferries Memorial Handicap Chase at Hexham.