Lankan Rupee took no harm from his upset defeat in Saturday’s McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Mick Price said on Sunday Lankan Rupee was “sound” and would progress as planned towards the Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on the opening card of the night racing season — Friday, September 26.

Lankan Rupee, the highest ranked sprinter in the world, was nabbed in the final stride by Angelic Light in Saturday's Group 2 race.

“He looks good, he’s not tucked up. He ate up good, he’s got a good constitution,” Price said.

“I thought he ran fantastic, I think he’s in for a good prep. I didn’t want to get beaten yesterday, but that’s how the race was run.

“I think if he draws four not nine and has a slightly softer run, he wins.”

Price said Blue Diamond winner Samaready would resume at Caulfield on September 20 in the How Now Stakes (1200m).

Angelic Light, runner-up in the Group 1 Sangster Stakes last year behind Platelet, is expected to chase her first Group 1 triumph in the Moir Stakes.

Trainer Robbie Griffiths said the mare came through the run in good order.

"Her legs are cold, she's as bright as a button," he said.

"We thought if we could run a close-up placing it would give us confidence to go on to the Moir and maybe run top-three in a Group 1."