Wonderfully scrambled home on her Fairyhouse debut and didn't have the pace for Ascot's Albany Stakes but runs with a first-time visor here and will be suited by the longer trip. Joseph O'Brien has chosen her over Perhaps, a narrow winner when long odds-on over this track and trip two weeks ago. AVENUE GABRIEL caught the eye in the paddock and in the race itself when making a successful debut at the Curragh. She has plenty of scope and may be good enough to beat rivals from more powerful yards including Simple Love, an impressive debut winner here earlier this month, and the exposed Heart Focus, who has been going well at this sort of level since landing her maiden at Naas in May.
Avenue Gabriel 14-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, headway on outer from over 2f out, challenged from over 1f out, gained narrow lead and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun beating Ballybacka Queen (8-11) by nk, 16 ran.
Heart Focus (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd throughout, ridden along over 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on same pace in 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Bye Bye Birdie (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Perhaps (IRE) 2-5fav (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge in straight and led well over 1f out, soon strongly pressed and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, kept on best final 50 yards, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gf beating Chroussa (9-0) by nk, 5 ran.
Simple Love (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th 2f out, progress and ridden in 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo mdn aut gd beating Pillow (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Wafer Ice (IRE) Dalakhani filly out of Dream Time.
Wonderfully (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 7l behind Kiyoshi (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.