Three European Melbourne Cup contenders, headed by Dermot Weld’s mare Pale Mimosa, can confirm their trip to Australia in the Irish St Leger at The Curragh on Sunday night (AEST), says Racing Network.

Pale Mimosa, who beat subsequent Doncaster Cup winner Estimate to win the Lonsdale Cup, is the best fancied of the triumvirate.

Bookmakers rate Pale Mimosa as a $6 second favourite behind Aidan O’Brien’s Leading Light, the $2.10 pre-post favourite.

Godolphin is represented by Willing Foe, a $15 chance in pre-post betting, while Royal Diamond, winner of the 2012 Irish St Leger for Johnny Murtagh, is a $12 chance.

While all three have been nominated for the Melbourne Cup, none is a confirmed starter, with much resting on their performance in the Irish St Leger.

The second shipment of European horses for the Melbourne spring carnival enters quarantine on September 25.

The Irish St Leger has also attracted Brown Panther, who ran eighth in last year’s Melbourne Cup behind Fiorente.

O’Brien’s Melbourne Cup entrant Kingfisher finished sixth, more than 16 lengths behind The Grey Gatsby, in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday morning (AEST).