Racing royalty may well be taking on some of the best the west has to offer this weekend.
The annual Bathurst Cup (1800m) headlines Sunday's showcase meeting at Tyers Park and some major names in racing featured when nominations were released on Tuesday.
The biggest of those is Gai Waterhouse who, along with training partner Adrian Bott, has put Chocolatier forward for the $40,000 event.
Kiwi gelding Chocolatier has two wins from seven starts with the most recent of those victories coming at Hawkesbury two starts back.
The Waterhouse and Bott-trained hope could be joined in the field by King Tomlola, who was nominated by Group 1 winning trainer Gerald Ryan.
King Tomlola won a benchmark 76 race at Kensington last start and has a record of five wins from 16 starts.
The two leading Sydney-based trainer headline the bumper 31 nominations for the Bathurst Cup.
Garry Lunn, Darren Hyde, Justin Stanley, Dar Lunn, and Michael Mulholland from the Dubbo region all nominated chances.
Stanley put forward former Country Championships finalists Something Borrowed and Good Host while Garry Lunn nominated three hopes in Bemboka, Nightspun, and Unresolved.
Garry's brother, Dar, nominated Douro while the pair's fellow Dubbo trainer Darren Hyde has Wacky Doo in contention for a start.
Wellington-based Mulholland nominated Lucky Elixir.
Final fields are released on Thursday.