Sound has contested the past two editions of the famous race finishing 18th in 2018 and 12th last year and Moroney is aiming for a third attempt.
Sound is also well down the order for the 2020 Melbourne Cup at 45th on the latest list.
“I think he’s going really well and he’s the best he’s been since he’s been here,” Moroney said.
“He came here as a light stallion, put on some weight last year but he’s really put the condition on and is much stronger this time.”
Sound finished second at his last start at Moonee Valley over 2040 metres on September 5.
The stable’s runner in The Everest, Tofane will have her final lead-in race when she starts in the Gilgai Stakes over 1200 metres.
Moroney said he was pleased with her first-up third in the Bobbie Lewis Stakes when she was narrowly beaten by Zoutori.
“She wasn’t suited in that race as they cantered and then sprinted home. She likes the straight and will run well,” he said.
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