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Aidan O'Brien hopes stable stars Magical and Enable have the chance to face Ghaiyyath again in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown  Magical was beaten three lengths by Ghaiyyath in International Stakes at York Japan has hampered by a foot issue in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes  Ghaiyyath's participation appears to hinge on availability of jockey William Buick

By Marcus Townend for MailOnline

Published: 23:59 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 23:59 BST, 2 September 2020

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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

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

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