As expected reigning Orange Gold Cup champion Letter to Juliette will contest Sunday's prelude at Towac Park and, in a nine-strong field, Garry White's mare looks to be in a class of her own.
The 85-rated five-year-old will carry a whopping 61.5kg - seven more than the next top-weight - but that's not surprising and potentially not a deterrent either, considering the Allan Gibson's Cowboys Karma is the next-highest rated runner with a 66 benchmark.
The fact celebrated country hoop Mathew Cahill is on board only helps White's chances of taking out Sunday's $22,000 main event, although Mudgee trainer Gayna Williams has accepted with last-start winner George Two, which could pose a threat.
Williams' five-year-old has won three of his last four starts, although his only recent run at Orange was the one he didn't salute in, coming ninth of 13 in the Banjo Paterson Cup.
Orange trainer Michael Plummer has two chances in the XXXX Gold Orange Cup Prelude (1600 metres) in Louisville Lip and Royal Abbey, while Dubbo's Garry Lunn has accepted with Bemboka.
While that race jumps at 4.45pm and is the main event of Racing Orange's Legends Day card, Noble Boy is all the rage heading into the Country Championships Wild Card event on the same day but the trainers of 13 hopes, including Coonamble's Cecil Hodgson, are gunning for the classy galloper.
It was a shock when Noble Boy, the favourite for the overall Country Championships crown, missed out on qualifying through the heat at Goulburn.
He now heads to Muswellbrook in search of one of the final two tickets to the $500,000 event.
The Todd Blowes-trained Noble Boy was a $1.90 favourite on Friday while Hodgson's A Martin Placepick, which ran fourth in the Dubbo heat, was at $27.
Hodgson may not have been getting too excited about a trip to Muswellbrook earlier in the week but he'll be there on Sunday.
The laid-back trainer insisted the gelding's owners were more keen than him to take part in the race and it appears they've got their way.
The six-year-old A Martin Placepick has drawn barrier two for the $50,000 race on Sunday with Daniel Northey top take the ride.
"It was a good run at Dubbo and he pulled up very good. He did it tough in that race with 3kg more than every other horse," Hodgson told Racing NSW.
"He's been freshened up but he had a setback because we haven't been able to work him on the grass track, it's been closed, but he's done plenty of sand work.''
Noble Boy will go from wide out in barrier 14 with leading jockey and Dunedoo product Hugh Bowman to take the ride.
The Wild Card is at 5.05pm on Sunday.
The first two past the post will secure the final two spots in the field for the $500,000 Country Chamionships at Royal Randwick on April 6.
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