Trainer Mike Moroney says highly-rated import Sound Check is looking good ahead of his Australian debut in Saturday's Caulfield Cup (2400m).
Sound Check and stablemate Vengeur Masque will both race at the weekend and worked well together when given a gallop at Flemington on Tuesday.
Jordan Childs will take the ride of Sound Check, while Patrick Moloney will be on board Vengeur Masque, and Moroney could not be happier.
"It's great to have them both in the race," Moroney said. "I was happy with the way they both worked, I deliberately had Sound Check trail Vengeur Masque until the straight and he did it nicely.
"Jordan said he was having a bit of a gawk about which is to be expected."
Sound Check has not raced since finishing second to Best Solution in the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Berlin over 2400m at Hoppegarten on 12th August.
However Moroney is delighted with the way the five-year-old has settled in to life in Australia and is looking forward to his debut on Aussie soil.
"He looks terrific and has put on a nice amount of weight since arriving here," Moroney said. "For a stallion he's incredibly quiet and well behaved which makes our job a little easier.
"He does look to me as though he will be better suited by the 3200m in the Melbourne Cup but it's terrific to have him in a $5 million race on Saturday and I'm looking forward to getting him started off."
Meanwhile, Redzel is 999/1 to win the Manikato Stakes on 26th October, with Houtzen 6/1 and Shoals at 999/1.
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