RISING star Puissance de Lune will have another public track gallop at Ballarat’s Dowling Forest Racecourse on Saturday.
The 1000-metre jump-out will be his last major run before a second-up start in the group 1 $350,000 Makybe Diva Stakes, 1600m, at Flemington on September 7.
The public appearance is replicating the same pattern Ballarat trainer Darren Weir followed before Puissance de Lune’s slashing win in the group 2 $220,000 Lawrence Stakes, 1400m, at Caulfield on August 17.
He also then took part in an unofficial trial seven days before his return to racing.
As on that occasion as well, race jockey Glen Boss will make a special trip to Ballarat to ride Puissance de Lune in the gallop, which is scheduled for 9am.
Ballarat Turf Club chief executive officer Lachlan McKenzie said the public was again invited to see Puissance de Lune in action.
“He’ll parade and then after the gallop Boss will speak publicly,” he said.
McKenzie said Puissance de Lune’s previous appearance in Ballarat had attracted enormous interest and this was another opportunity which racegoers should make the most of.
The track was rated worse than a heavy10 last time Puissance de Lune galloped at Dowling Forest.
McKenzie said the track was in much better condition now.
With the BTC set to have a seven-event meeting on Sunday, the racing surface will be in prime condition.
Puissance de Lune is trained out of Weir’s Warrnambool satellite, with a majority of his work being done on the beach.