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Upward curve to continue for Muir's Avocadeau

AVOCADEAU has made stealthy progress in three tries this summer and should continue to improve in handicap company at Brighton.

William Muir's Lawman colt is probably no great shakes, but it is always pleasing when a horse continues to gain education on a racetrack.

This valuable trait should stand him in good stead for the Smith And Western Restaurants Nursery Handicap.

Avocadeau ran moderately on his debut, but then fared a lot better in a Salisbury novice event over a mile.

Despite finishing last, he was not beaten too far in a good race and was found afterwards to have lost a shoe.

Next up was a visit to Wolverhampton, where he went down by just under two lengths to Hard Divorce and Kingdom's Call, who look reasonable sorts.

Muir's inmate has shown relative speed on his last two starts so will be content with this return to seven furlongs.

Torero potentially holds the key to the second division of the Skyram Handicap at Catterick.

Kevin Ryan's four-year-old has hardly wowed the racing world, but he is pretty consistent at a humble level and should be fired up for this assignment.

Top Boy has had a rather undistinguished year, but a return to the Wolverhampton all-weather might just reignite the old fires in the Quicksilverslots Play £500 Rainbow Riches Handicap.

His cause might be aided by wearing a visor for the first time.

Endless Light can recover from a frustrating affliction of seconditis by winning at Leicester.

Although trainer Jeremy Noseda would have liked to have seen plenty of rain for this three-year-old daughter of Pivotal, she ran well on debut when the ground was fast to take the silver medal behind Velvety at Windsor in June.

Whether she has just been unlucky or not remains to be seen, but Endless Light has been set her easiest challenge on racecourse in the Dormouse Maiden Stakes.