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Test for Puissance De Lune

By Neale Donnelley TVN Friday, November 9, 2012 - 11:45 AM

In-form trainer Darren Weir says he’s going to Flemington tomorrow with no great expectations of his last start Bendigo Cup winner Puissance De Lune.

A stunning eight length win in the Bendigo Cup prompted Weir to take on better company with the former French galloper in tomorrow’s $250,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

“We took him to Bendigo and thought he’d run really well, but we didn’t expect that to happen. If you thought they’d do that you’d be dreaming,” Weir told TVN today.

He said the Bendigo Cup win had given him great satisfaction for the horse’s owner, Gerry Ryan, a guy he describes as “a champion bloke”.

“He’s been a fantastic supporter with the stable ever since I got a licence and it was all about him at Bendigo.

"He bought this horse from France and asked me to try and win the Bendigo Cup with him, and we did, so that was terrific,” Weir said.

“I have no great plans for the horse or expectations of tomorrow. We’ll just go along and we’ll really find out his level.

"It’s a strong race with a lot of smart and in-form horses, so we’ll know more about him after tomorrow,” Weir added.

Bet365 has Puissance De Lune marked a $2.80 favourite ahead of Herbert Power winner Shahwardi at $5.50.



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