Winter for Matron, Cliffs and Churchill set for Irish Champion Stakes
Aidan O'Brien has decided plans for his main runners on Saturday at Leoparstown, with Winter avoiding a clash with Churchill in the feature Qipco Irish Champion Stakes.
"The plan is that Winter, Hydrangea, Roly Poly and Rhododendron will run in the Matron, while our two O'Brien runners are likely to be Churchill and Cliffs Of Moher," the champion trainer told the 'Irish Independent'.
This will be Rhododendron's first run since struggling in France, before which she was second to Enable in the Irish Oaks.
Leopardstown expects the ground to be good or thereabouts on Saturday, with tickets selling well.