Andrew Balding's stayer won the Chester Cup in May and also came with a late rattle to take the Lonsdale Cup at York, for which he has a 3lb penalty.
The respective last two winners of the race take him on - David Simcock's Sheikhzayedroad and the Sir Mark Prescott-trained Pallasator.
Clever Cookie is back up in class having run in the Ebor, while High Jinx, runner-up in the Doncaster Cup in 2012 and 2013, has another crack.
Fun Mac, a winner in France last time out, represents Hughie Morrison, with She Is No Lady going for Ralph Beckett.
The sole three-year-old is David Elsworth's Desert Skyline, while Thomas Hobson is the only Irish representative for Willie Mullins.