Sweetspots: Llancillo Lord can add to Walford’s good record
Llancillo Lord (Exeter 1.35) had no chance in a novice chase last time but has a realistic shot in handicaps off this mark. Trainer Robert Walford is 6-15 with handicap debutants.
Gavin Cromwell has a 22 per cent strike-rate with his runners in Britain and he sends Why Me (12.45) and Cresendo (2.15) to Southwell. Martin Harley is a positive jockey booking for both.
Trans Express goes for a repeat victory in Exeter’s 2.40 and must have every chance off only 4lb higher. He has since won over course and distance in October, and the placed horses in this last year are all rated much higher now.