Saturday's Gold Cup is building up to be one of the greatest domestic races seen in the territory for years with yesterday's quality ATV Cup winner Indigenous bound for the race. The Stephen Leung-trained four-year-old showed an impressive turn of foot to come from the rear of his field and slice through some top Class One handicappers to win going away by 13/4 lengths from Ivan Allan's Citadeed who in turn held Optic Fashion by three-quarters of a length. Michael's Choice humped 137 pounds into fourth, just a short head behind Optic Fashion, in a tremendous effort given his onerous burden and the concession of fully 24 pounds to the winner. Indigenous, unlucky in running third to Oriental Express in the 1,800-metre Derby, should relish the 2,000-metre Gold Cup trip. Leung confirmed: 'Indigenous is definitely an intended runner in Saturday's Gold Cup.' Not only will Indigenous be taking on Oriental Express, who has already been confirmed a runner by Allan, but also the likes of the territory's top stayer, Privilege, as well as the International Cup fourth and fifth, Benji and Citiluck. The Derby runner-up, the David Oughton-trained Victory Star, could also head for the Gold Cup. It is a race in which Oughton has had plenty of luck in the past, notably landing back-to-back triumphs with the Philip Robinson-ridden Starlight. Oughton will make a decision after Victory Star has worked this morning. Mick Kinane, Oughton's stable jockey, said after racing: 'David just wants to see how he is after he's worked before committing him to the race.' But the others are all confirmed for the race with Oriental Express, Privilege, Citiluck and Benji having underlined their well-being with some fluent workouts over the past few days. The quality of horseflesh coming into the territory has improved from season to season but nothing underlines this as much as Saturday's Gold Cup with six superb stayers set to do battle at level weights. Indigenous only got a run in yesterday's feature event courtesy of the late withdrawal of his stablemate, Seven Glory. There were a few raised eyebrows when Seven Glory came out as Indigenous did appear to have a far superior form chance. But Leung was the first to scotch any suggestions that Seven Glory's withdrawal was on anything other veterinary grounds. 'We weren't doing anything wrong. Seven Glory had a cough and had to be withdrawn on that basis,' he said. 'He was also not feeling well but of course we know that Indigenous was fortunate to get in the race. 'But once Indigenous got into the race we thought he would run well as he had come out of the Derby very well. He was very fit for this race and we are now looking forward to running him in the Gold Cup.' Smart Kid, the Alex Wong Siu-tan-trained Derby fourth, ran a fair race for sixth under Piere Strydom while Eric Saint-Martin reported that Quick Action, the 1,000-metre Centenary Cup winner, didn't quite see out the mile trip. 'He is probably best at 1,000 and 1,200 metres and on fast ground,' said Saint-Martin. Chris Cheung Ting-pong has a potential star in Perpetual Harmony. The New Zealand-bred son of Stylish Century raced a bit greenly for Simon Yim when asked to lengthen and go and win his race from Golden Era. But Perpetual Harmony had enough raw ability to prevail by a length, benefiting from his own waywardness which took him out wide into the faster ground.