By Marcus Townend for MailOnline
Published: 23:59 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 23:59 BST, 2 September 2020
Aidan O'Brien says he would relish the opportunity to take on Ghaiyyath again in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown a week on Saturday.
The participation of the Charlie Appleby-trained colt appears to hinge on whether regular jockey William Buick is able to take up the mount which needs a change in the rules on quarantine for elite athletes entering Ireland.
But if the Godolphin-owned colt, who has won the Coronation Cup, Eclipse and International Stakes, lines up in the signature race of Longines Irish Champions weekend, he will face a team which is headed by Magical, last year's winner, and Japan.
Ghaiyyath's participation hinges on whether jockey William Buick is able to take up the mount
Six-time group one winner Magical was beaten three lengths by Ghaiyyath in last month's International Stakes at York last month while Japan has recovered from a foot issue that emerged after he was last of three to Enable in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July.
O'Brien said: 'We were