Puissance De Lune is back in work for trainer Darren Weir, preparing for a Melbourne spring carnival campaign that is likely consist solely of weight-for-age races.
Owner Gerry Ryan initially planned to retire the French galloper to stud after tendon problems forced his 2013 spring campaign, but the injuries weren’t as bad as first thought, prompting connections to continue racing the entire.
Puissance De Lune was installed favourite for the 2013 Melbourne Cup after emerging as a genuine staying talent in the spring of 2012, but the six-year-old failed to live up to the hype last year.
Weir has confirmed the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups won’t be considered for the six-year-old, and the Cox Plate also shapes as an unlikely option.
Puissance De Lune and emerging stayer Signoff will spearhead Weir’s assault on the spring carnival riches.