Friday's $100,000 Wodonga Gold Cup looks set to be hotly contested with no standout runner after the final field of 13 was declared on Wednesday.
As expected, Craig Widdison will have a three-pronged attack in his hometown feature with Willi Willi, Ruby Skye and Wyangle all among the final acceptors.
Leading Melbourne trainers in Team Hayes (Free Fly Too), Mick Price (Starouz) and Robert Hickmott (Frankly Harvey) will also have runners.
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Top-weight is the Ron Stubbs-trained Spunlago who finished fourth in the feature last year after copping a check at a crucial stage.
Long-time Wodonga and District Turf Club committeeman Terry Maher said the Gold Cup shaped as a competitive betting affair.
"We are reasonably happy with the quality of the field considering the amount of racing at this time of year," Maher said.
"It's pleasing to be able to attract runners from some of the big Melbourne stables.
"But in saying that, Craig Widdison looks to have a strong hand as well and could add his name to the honour roll for the first time.
"It should be a great race."
Maher said he was unsure who would start favourite in the $100,000 feature.
"I've had a quick look at the form and Seymour trainer Stephen Brown could have the testing material with his two-pronged attack," he said.
"Boxachocolates wasn't beaten too far last start at Flemington and drops in grade.
"While Heavenly Emperor is a last-start winner at Moonee Valley, will race on the speed and should prove hard to get past."