Silver Roque (11st 12lb), trained in the Cotswolds by Fergal O’Brien for owner Lord Vestey, heads the impressive list of 26 entries for Sunday’s £25,000 Range Rover City of Perth Gold Cup (4.25pm) at Perth.
Buck Mulligan, last year’s runner-up, is one of five Welsh-trained entries for the three-mile showpiece and Highland National-winning Glenrothes trainer Nick Alexander’s Wicklow Lad looks set to represent the Kinneston yard.
Irish trainer Gordon Elliott, successful with Backstage in 2009, has five entries including Hold Em Cowboy, a dual winner at Perth’s two-day May fixture.
Hawick jockey Wilson Renwick will ride Alderley Rover for Cheshire trainer Donald McCain and Talkonthestreet is an intriguing entry for Philip Hobbs’ Somerset yard for Perth’s flagship jumps prize.
Scotch Warrior, a six-time Perth winner for Ayrshire trainer Mike Smith, is entered for the Jaguar F-Type Handicap Chase (2.45pm) and Berkshire raider Makari is a fascinating entry for trainer Nicky Henderson in Sunday’s Fugro Subsea Services Novices’ Chase at 3.50pm.
Inverurie trainer Jackie Stephen’s Perth Festival runner-up Mo Rouge is entered for both the 2.10pm and 4.55pm for Britain’s most northerly jumps yard.
Perth Racecourse pioneered summer jump racing in Britain in 1995 and Sunday’s Gold Cup fixture, which starts at 2.10pm, promises to attract a massive crowd to the Scone Palace Park track.