Fifty-six-and-a-half kilograms will be on Think It Over's shoulders when he races in The Gong.
The weight of the Illawarra will be on Brenton Avdulla's.
The talented jockey has been tasked with riding the sole local hope in the $1 million race at Kembla Grange on Saturday, trainer Kerry Parker confident he can steer the gelding to victory.
But while some could feel the pressure of racing for an entire region, Avdulla is excited by the prospect of riding Think It Over in the biggest event of the year at the track.
"I'm not feeling any pressure," Avdulla said. "Kerry's a good bloke, he does a great job with his horses so I'll be doing my absolute best for him. Kerry doesn't get too many opportunities to have a runner in big races, so hopefully the horse can run well.
"It will be a hard race, but on the Kembla track sometimes the Kembla horses find an extra leg. Kerry's only got to walk him over, he'll present well, hopefully we'll draw well and he'll run a good race."
Parker has been aiming Think It Over at The Gong all spring, the five-year-old steadily improving in a campaign that peaked with a win in the Group 3 Craven Plate on Everest day.
The gelding struggled on a wet track two weeks later at Rosehill, before he was handed a quick break to freshen up for Saturday's race.
The trainer has been thrilled with his recent work, Think It Over sizzling in a gallop on Tuesday morning.
Weights for the 1600m handicap race were unveiled on Tuesday, defending champion Mister Sea Wolf on top with 60kgs. Dawn Passage, the current favourite on the TAB fixed odds, will carry 56.5kgs, $6 chance Purple Sector has been handed 55.5kgs.
While he recognises Wednesday's barrier draw could play a role in determining his runner's chances of victory, Parker is confident the gelding will be in the mix.
"I'm really happy with him," Parker said. "He's come through the last fortnight well. I threw him in the paddock straight after the run on a heavy track at Rosehill to give his body a little freshen up. He came back and I had two weeks to get him ready for the mile race.
"He'll be right up there, it will be nice to draw a barrier and get a soft run, get an advantage on his home track.
"As long as the race is run nice and genuine, he'll be in the mix. We'll know more when the barriers come out, but I'm really happy with the way he looks."
Think It Over will become the first locally-trained horse to run in The Gong on Saturday after no Kembla runners made the start list last year.
Despite being just the second edition of the race, the contest has already emerged as the one to target for the region's trainers.
Parker has enjoyed black-type success throughout his career, the highlight being Dark Dream's win in the 2018 Group 1 Queensland Derby, and a victory in The Gong will sit right alongside those earlier triumphs.
"It would be a huge buzz if he wins. I don't know how many chances I'll get at this race, for a local to win it would be sensational.
"It's hard to get horses of the calibre that can run in The Gong. People think it's just a race at Kembla, but it's not for the Kembla trainers, you've got to have a horse good enough, you've got to have a Group horse. It's a $1 million race, you've got to be a very good horse to win it."