IT’S all systems go for Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune ahead of a tilt at next month’s Blamey Stakes.
The Darren Weir-trained star has pulled up well following a jump-out in Ballarat yesterday and is preparing for his race return in the 1600m group two event at Flemington on March 9.
Weir’s racing manager Jeremy Rogers said the horse was involved in a photo finish after a hit-out against three rivals over 1000m.
Irish jockey John Allen took the ride.
“We’re really happy with him. He got a little tired over the last 100m but that’s probably expected. He will derive a lot of benefit from the run and everything is on track for the Blamey,” Rogers said.
Puissance De Lune has not raced since his brilliant win in the group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 2600m, at Flemington on November 10.