It is hard to oppose anything saddled by Mark Johnston at Catterick and the Middleham handler could be on the mark again with Ava's World in the William Hill Long Service Fillies' Nursery Stakes Handicap, writes Stable Boy.

The daughter of Desert Prince made a pleasing debut over this trip of seven furlongs when eighth of 13 at Lingfield last month. She then put that experience to good effect when dropped back to six furlongs at Catterick subsequently.

Always tracking the leaders that day, the bay filly made good headway to lead at the distance and stayed on well to land the spoils by a length-and-three-quarters from Cadeaux Du Monde.

With the runner-up rated 83, Ava's World looks to be feasibly treated off the same mark for her handicap debut.

Parchment has held his form throughout the summer and finished ahead of a number of these rivals when third to Let It Be at today's venue last month.

The four-year-old has only scored once from 15 starts - over 12 furlongs at Beverley in August - but looked suited by stepping up in distance on his latest start.

Alan Lockwood's inmate is unlikely to be too far away in the Skyram Handicap over two miles.

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Alan Brown's sprinter was 11-4 favourite to register his fifth win of the season, but he instantly lost all chance when stumbling on leaving the stalls. Even so, he was only beaten five lengths at the finish by Namir.

Green Room can provide another example of John Dunlop's talents by winning at Leicester.

Unplaced in two outings as a juvenile, the daughter of In The Wings got off the mark on her second start this season when stepping up in distance to land a maiden at Warwick in June over 11 furlongs.

Sent to Newmarket for her handicap debut three weeks later, she acquitted herself really well when beaten only a length into third place behind a couple of tough older handicappers.

A fast surface at Sandown next time put paid to her chances but she returned to winning ways at Salisbury on her latest start when keeping on well to score by a cosy oneand-a-half lengths on easy ground.

Any further rain could see her in an even better light as she takes on a handful of talented, but more exposed, rivals in the Quorn Handicap - where she can defy a weights rise to register her third win of the season.