Alexios on course for rematch

Alexios Komnenos is set to renew rivalry with Churchill in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh on September 11.

Alexios Komnenos: Set to take on Churchill again.

The Tommy Stack-trained youngster ran Aidan O'Brien's charge to a neck in the Group Three Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown after springing a 50/1 surprise on his debut at the Curragh in June.

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Churchill boosted the form when winning the Group Two Futurity Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, after which O'Brien named the Group One National Stakes as the next target for a horse he described as a "Guineas-type".

"He's getting on well and the plan is to go to the National Stakes with him," said Fozzy Stack, assistant to his father.

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"He ran a great race last time and it looks like we'll have to take Churchill on again anyway. It's all good with him, he seems well."

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