DAZZLING lived up to her name and billing when storming to a debut victory here at the beginning of the month and there will be some long faces at Ballydoyle if she's can't follow up here despite taking on much better opponents. Beyond Intensity and Circling both showed ability in that race and though they look held neither of their trainers would be coming here without some hope. Avenue Gabriel will prove a good yardstick having followed her battling success on this track from today's rival Ballybacka Queen with placed efforts at Group 3 and 2 level and wasn't too far behind the selection's highly-rated stablemate Tapestry here last time.
Avenue Gabriel 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden along and no impression over 1f out, soon dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Tapestry (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 9-10fav (9-0) Led after 1f, disputed 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden in narrow lead 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Tipperary 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks in Aug beating Chicago Girl (9-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Beyond Intensity (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Dazzling (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gf.
Circling (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from 1 12f out, 5th of 13, 6l behind Dazzling (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gf.
Dazzling (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Made most, joined before halfway, led 2f out, soon ridden, clear 1f out, stayed on strongly close home, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gf beating Shell House (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Minorette (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Settled in rear, went 4th 2f out but no impression on first 3, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Tapestry (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Novel Approach (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon mid-division, weakened from 3f out, 12th of 15, 17l behind My Titania (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd.
Princess Aloof (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Soon prominent, ridden in 3rd before straight, soon no impression, no extra and eased final furlong, rider reported mount ran very lethargic, found to be post race normal, last of 5, 21l behind Friendship (9-9) at Tipperary 7f 2yo hcp gd in Aug.
Witches Brew (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and held up in rear, ridden in moderate 5th 2f out, soon swicthed to outer, 4th 1f out, soon went 2nd, ran on close home without threatening winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Terrific (9-4) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll gd in Aug.