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Roderic among Trial candidates

Roderic O'Connor could make his return to action in the Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial Stakes on Sunday.

Aidan O'Brien's colt was beaten two and a quarter lengths when second to crack juvenile Frankel in the Dewhurst last autumn before a successful raid to France which saw him secure the Group One Criterium International at Saint-Cloud.

Among the potential opposition in the Group Three contest is Kevin Prendergast's Anglesey Stakes winner Dunboyne Express, who went on to finish fifth in the Racing Post Trophy behind Casamento.

Prendergast also has Mawaakef in the mix, with Exodus and High Ruler adding strength to O'Brien's hand.

A Word Apart, Cocozza, Imperial Rome and Whipless complete the list of possibles.

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