Aidan O'Brien is without an entry in next Sunday's Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh but the race has still attracted a quality field at the final forfeit stage.

Last year's winner Al Kazeem is a likely runner, along with multiple Group 1 scorer The Grey Gatsby, Jim Bolger's Parish Hall and Luca Cumani's improving four-year-old Postponed.

The 10-furlong race (10 entries in total) has been threatened with a downgrade by the European Pattern Committee, so racecourse officials will be hoping that the first four finishers will be among the highest-rated still entered.

However the race was dealt a blow on Wednesday when it was announced that the Dermot Weld-trained Free Eagle is to miss the event as the four-year-old has a head cold.

Aidan O’Brien expects to have a strong team in the Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas on the same card. His Group 1 winner Found spearheads his potential challenge, supported by Kissed By Angels, Outstanding, Qualify and Wedding Wow.

Other eye-catching fillies among the 21 acceptors at Tuesday's forfeit stage are Jim Bolger’s recent Naas Group 3 winner Pleascach and the Willie McCreery-trained Devonshire, the only supplementary entry at a cost of €30,000.

Michael Halford is hoping for a big run from last season’s Debutante Stakes winner Raydara. The trainer said: "She’s in good form and I’m very happy with her. The weather is to pick up later in the week and hopefully they are right as she would like some nice ground. The plan was to go to Newmarket for the 1000 Guineas but she just wasn’t sparking at the time and we said we would just wait for this weekend.

"She has been to the racecourse for a gallop and I’m happy with her. She is a clear-winded filly and an easy filly to get right and her form from the Debutante Stakes looks rock solid and was well advertised in the English Guineas, so you’d be hopeful she could run a nice race."

Curragh based trainer Michael O’Callaghan will be looking for the biggest win of his fledging career when he sends Military Angel out in Sunday’s feature.

O’Callaghan said; “Military Angel is still relatively unexposed having only ran twice. She was third in the first of the 1000 Guineas Trials at Leopardstown and won first time out on nice ground. She’ll really appreciate better ground and I’m looking forward to running her.”

Mick Channon’s Malabar, who was fourth in the English 1000 Guineas features among a strong British challenge.

Further interest for racegoers on Sunday will be the chance to see Epsom Derby entry Giovanni Canaletto in the Group 3 Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes as he prepares for a possible tilt at the Derby next month.