A former winner, a leading hometown hope, and one of the greatest trainers in Australian racing.
Saturday's Gooree Cup (1600m) is set to be an unmissable event following the release of nominations for Saturday's $40,000 feature on Monday.
The cup attracted 18 nominations from far and wide, with 2017 winner and 2018 runner-up Hirokin headlining the field.
Hirokin has had one start back from a spell and won that race at Newcastle last month.
Mudgee trainer Gayna Williams has nominated two-time Country Championships finalist Noel's Gift and Wild Cavalier while the famed Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stables could also be on show in the main event.
The training team have nominated Ulusaba for the Gooree Cup, the gelding coming off a 19-week spell after winning a benchmark 70 event at Randwick last preparation.
Kris Lee' Turnberry and A Martin Placepick from the Coonamble stables of Cecil Hodgson are also among the nominations, as is Garry Lunn's Dubbo-trained Pyramid Prince.
In total, Saturday's seven-race meeting attracted 154 nominations.
The meeting is part of a massive weekend in Mudgee with Saturday's race followed by the NRL clash between St George Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights at Glen Willow on Sunday.
"Everyone should be coming to the races on Saturday as we have an offer for all NRL ticket holders to gain complimentary reserved veranda seating on Gooree Cup Day," Mudgee Race Club's secretary-manager, Colleen Walker told Racing NSW.
Final fields for Saturday's meeting are released on Thursday.