Puissance De Lune demolishes rivals in Queen Elizabeth

Runaway Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) winner Puissance De Lune is likely to get his chance to try and emulate champion mare Makybe Diva in next year’s Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m).

The former champion mare won the 2002 Queen Elizabeth before returning to Flemington a year later to win the first of her three Melbourne Cups.

Backing up his eight-length Bendigo Cup (2400m) win with a five-length victory today, jockey Glen Boss said it’s been a long time since he’s been this excited by a horse.

“I haven’t had that feeling on a horse for a bloody long time, a really long time,” Boss said.

“I’m lost for words and he is probably the performance of the four days.

“We’re looking at a superstar and if he keeps his four wheels on he could be capable of doing a lot.”

After settling in third position on the rail, Glen Boss allowed Puissance De Lune to stride outside the leader Miss With Attitude as they rounded the home turn before exploding away from his rivals in the home straight to win eased down by five lengths on the line.

Last year’s Queen Elizabeth winner Ironstein fought on strongly to finish in second two and a half lengths ahead of Tanby in third.

After training the second place getter, She’s Archie, behind Makybe Diva in 2003, Darren Weir is hoping to go one better in next year’s Melbourne Cup with Puissance De Lune.

“I’ve been involved in it with She’s Archie but I haven’t had one good enough since but the dream might be alive again here,” Weir said.

“It’s good to have a horse good enough to be heading that way (Melbourne Cup) and it’s terrific for everyone involved.”

Written by Ben Asgari

Courtesy www.racingvictoria.com.au

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