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Star Filly Winter Switched To Ireland's Matron
Although initially contemplating the option of four-time Gr1-winning grey filly Winter (Galileo) clashing with the stable's four-time Gr1-winninging Churchill (Galileo) in the Gr1 Irish Champion Stakes on the opening day of Irish Champions Weekend, Ballydoyle maestro Aiden O'Brien has opted to split the pair, reports racingpost.com. O'Brien commented: "At the moment it looks like our Matron team will be made up of Winter, Rhododendron, Roly Poly and Hydrangea." The decision to keep Winter to her own sex has further bolstered the chances of Churchill in the £1.25 million Champion Stakes with his odds shrinking to 11-10 at this point in betting.