Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Trainer Tells Boss He Wants Cup Favourite at the Front

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Trainer Tells Boss He Wants Cup Favourite at the Front

Article excerpt

IN HIS past three rides on Puissance De Lune, star jockey Glen Boss has kept the Melbourne Cup favourite back in the field before charging home.

In tomorrow's Group One Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington, however, trainer Darren Weir wants Boss -- who guided on Makybe Diva to three Melbourne Cups wins -- to have Puissance De Lune near the head of the pack.

The six-year-old gelding heads the Melbourne Cup betting at $5.50 with TattsBet and Weir is looking to see the grey get back to the on-pace style on show in his dominant win in the Group Three Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) last spring.

"He certainly won't be going back -- he will be taking a position in the race from the gate," Weir told RSN radio.

"He is ready to take a position as well -- he is fit and well.

"I will be hoping he will be in the first three or four. …

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