Racing: Puissance de Lune draws well for return

Puissance de Lune with Glen Boss aboard. Brad Rawiller will ride the grey this campaign.

Puissance de Lune with Glen Boss aboard. Brad Rawiller will ride the grey this campaign.

PUISSANCE de Lune has drawn ideally in gate four for his return to racing in the group 2 $200,000 PB Lawrence Stakes, 1400m, at Caulfield on Saturday.

The import will be having his first race start since pulling up lame in last year's WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.

Puissance de Lune subsequently had tendon surgery.

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir has booked Brad Rawiller to ride the former French stayer this preparation, which is primarily focused at winning a group 1 race to enhance his stud prospects.

Puissance de Lune is a group 2 and 3, and listed winner, but his best at group 1 level is two seconds.

This will be Rawiller's first ride on Puissance de Lune since he finished second at Warrnambool in October 12.

Rawiller had a perfect record of three wins in as many rides on the entire leading up to that outing, when the now seven-year-old was considered a certainty beaten.

Glen Boss replaced Rawiller, winning the Bendigo Cup and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in the spring of 2012, the Blamey Stakes (deadheat) in the autumn of 2013 and then last year's PB Lawrence Stakes.

Boss was also aboard when second in the group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes and Turnbull Stakes, before Ben Melham took the reins in the Cox Plate.

Puissance de Lune has firmed to $2.90 favourite with TAB.com.au for Saturday, ahead of Lidari ($4.80), Star Rolling ($7) and Zamorar ($7).

PB LAWRENCE STAKES

1400 metres

1-FORETELLER 7 Hugh Bowman 59kg

2-PUISSANCE DE LUNE 4 Brad Rawiller 59kg

3-BRAMBLES 9 Luke Nolen 59kg

4-KINCAPLE 8 Dwayne Dunn 59kg

5-LIDARI 10 Ben Melham 59kg

6-ZAMORAR 1 Katelyn Mallyon (a) 59kg

7-EXCLUDED6 Steven Arnold 59kg

8-STAR ROLLING 11 Stephen Baster 59kg

9-SPILLWAY 5 Damien Oliver5 59kg

10-GIG 3 Vlad Duric 57kg

11-LET'S MAKE ADEAL 2 Chad Schofield 57kg 

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