ONE of the most memorable racing moments from 2021 was the success of Helvic Dream in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh and the Noel Meade-trained five-year-old has been entered for the Group 1 race again this year.

Helvic Dream did not race again following his short-head defeat of Broome in the 10-furlong Curragh Group 1 race last May. Speaking from Cheltenham yesterday, Meade said: “We gave him the summer off as he doesn’t go on fast ground. We were preparing him for the Champion Stakes at Ascot but the ground was too quick for him there too and there was nothing else suitable for him.

“He stayed in the yard all winter. There’s nothing wrong with him, he’s in great form. He will probably run in the Group 3 Alleged Stakes at the Curragh on April 10th, though he wil have to carry a penalty there.”

Helvic Dream is one of 26 entries for the Tattersalls Gold Cup, which is worth €400,000 this year.

Broome is also entered again for the race. Winner of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud last year, he is one of six Aidan O’Brien-trained entries. Others from Ballydoyle include classic winner Mother Earth, and another classic winner engaged in Search For A Song.

Although that Dermot Weld-trained mare failed to win a third Irish St Leger last September, she did win a Group 3 race at the Curragh two weeks later and ended her five-year-old campaign by finishing a respectable fourth in the Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp.

Cox Plate winner State Of Rest is a fascinating entry. Trained by Joseph O’Brien, the son of Starspangledbanner only raced three times in 2021 - once at the Curragh before winning in Saratoga and Moonee Valley.

The colt raced in the colours of Teme Valley Racing, who have moved their other Group 1 winner Gear Up from Mark Johnston to Joseph O’Brien and he is also entered for the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Another star entry is Godolphin’s Real World. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, he started a winning sequence last June in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot before winning Group 2 races at Doncaster and Meydan.

Although he finished down the field in the recent Saudi World Cup on dirt, he could revert to turf at the upcoming Dubai World Cup fixture.

Another Tattersalls Gold Cup entry due to run in Dubai at the end of this month is the William Haggas-trained Alenquer. He recently won the Winter Derby at Lingfield.

His stable companion Dubai Honour is a dual Group 2 winner and also holds the Curragh entry.

Jim Bolger recently indicated he hopes to run classic winner Mac Swiney in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. The four-year-old has a good record at the Curragh, particularly when the ground is soft.

Roger Varian’s Prix Vermeille winner Teona has been kept in training following her excellent third placing in the Breeders’ Cup Turf and entered for the Curragh.

The race shares top billing on Sunday, May 22nd, with the Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas. A day earlier sees the running of the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas.