AVENUE TAKING MILE ROUTE

Taken from Thoroughbred Daily News, 18/09/13:

Lady O'Reilly's Listed Flame of Tara Stakes victress Avenue Gabriel (CHAMPS ELYSEES) will point to Newmarket's Gr.1 Fillies' Mile (27th September) rather than the Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac (6th October) at Longchamp.

"Avenue Gabriel is a very exciting horse," stated the owner's racing manager James Kelly. "She's incredibly tough and banged up against that rail [at The Curragh] in great style. She's in the Prix Marcel Boussac Gr.1, but it's more than likely that she'll run in the Fillies' Mile Gr.1 in two weeks' time.

"With the ground and the way the Fillies' Mile is run, it will suit her more than the Marcel Boussac, which can often be run on bottomless ground and with no pace."

Date: 18 September 2013