Puissance De Lune has won the final Group race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, taking out the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington Racecourse today.
Today’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes win was claimed in dominant fashion ahead of Ironstein, who finished second, and Tanby, who passed the post in third.
Puissance De Lune hasnow cemented himself as the new favourite for the 2013 Melbourne Cup.
Jockey Glen Boss was aboard Puissance De Lune for his 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes win and was at a loss for words after the race was run.
“That was probably the performance of the four days over the Flemington Carnival without a doubt,” Boss declared.
“This horse gave me the feel of no horse I’ve ridden for a long time.
“Oh my God, he’s got some acceleration. He’s come a long way very quickly.”
Boss is already confident Puissance De Lune can win the 2013 Melbourne Cup, predicting he will once again be in the winner’s circle after winning the $6 million race.
“It’ll be you and me next year, first Tuesday of November,” he said to the interviewer.
Trainer Darren Weir was ecstatic with Puissance De Lune’s winning performance.
“It was terrific wasn’t it?” Weir exclaimed.
“He’s won well again.
“The horse is in great order. He’s a horse racing really well.”
Weir does not feel that a Melbourne Cup win would be beyond Puissance De Lune after witnessing today’s 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes performance.
“The dream might be alive again here,” he said.
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2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||11||PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE)||Darren Weir||Glen Boss||–||7||54.5kg||$3F|
|2||7||IRONSTEIN||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||5L||9||56kg||$26|
|3||5||TANBY||Robert Hickmott||Hugh Bowman||7.5L||4||56.5kg||$21|
|4||12||DARE TO DREAM (IRE)||Bart Cummings||Damien Oliver||8.5L||12||54.5kg||$7.50|
|5||1||LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||Kerrin McEvoy||9.25L||8||58kg||$16|
|6||8||LIGHTINTHENITE||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||10.5L||2||55kg||$21|
|7||2||SHAHWARDI (FR)||Alain de Royer Dupre||Michael Rodd||11L||5||58kg||$5|
|8||3||MOUDRE||Ciaron Maher||Steven Arnold||11.2L||3||57.5kg||$41|
|9||4||FOLDING GEAR (NZ)||Lee & Shannon Hope||Ben Melham||11.4L||1||56.5kg||$11|
|10||9||VATUVEI||Peter G Moody||Vlad Duric||11.9L||11||55kg||$15|
|11||13||STREAKY FELLA||Aaron Purcell||Dwayne Dunn||12.65L||10||54.5kg||$101|
|12||14||MISS WITH ATTITUDE||Mick Price||Jim Cassidy||14.4L||13||54.5kg||$151|
|13||10||EXCLUDED (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||39.4L||14||54.5kg||$18|
|FF||6||THE VERMINATOR||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||–||6||56.5kg||$31|