Sweetspots: Total Star looks set to shine on handicap debut
This is the time of year to catch Sir Maximilian (3.00), with three of his victories coming in this two-week period. Ian Williams’ gelding has scored on his last two visits to Chester and has struck lucky with a handy draw in three.
Luca Cumani shows a healthy £19.37 profit with his handicap debutants, boasting a strike-rate of 26 per cent. Total Star was in winning form at Kempton when last seen in September and can go in again under Luke Morris, who takes the ride for the first time in the 8.25 at Chelmsford.
Mark Walford is 2-3 with his runners in sellers since the start of 2016 and has a 100 per cent strike-rate with those tackling the grade for the first time. Lilly’s Legend has been disappointing over fences of late but will appreciate the return to hurdles in the 2.15 at Kelso.