GERRY Ryan remains undecided about whether Puissance de Lune will return to the racetrack or go to stud. Ryan said Puissance De Lune would return to Darren Weir’s Ballarat stables within a fortnight to undergo more scans at the Ballarat veterinary clinic, reports Racing Network.

Puissance De Lune underwent surgery in early November for a tendon injury, which forced him out of the Melbourne Cup.

“We’re getting lots of interest in him, he has a very good pedigree,” Ryan said.

“I don’t want to break the horse down, let’s see what the scans tell us.

“The disappointing thing is that we never saw him reach his true potential. He wasn’t 100 percent when he got beaten a head in the Turnbull.

“He deserves to be a Group 1 winner, but if it wasn’t to be he could be a potential stallion.

“We’ve got to take it a day at a time and work out what is best for the horse.”

Puissance De Lune won the Group 2 Peter Lawrence Stakes (1400 m) first up and was beaten in photo finishes in the Makybe Diva and Turnbull Stakes.

The former French horse pulled up lame after finishing 12th behind Shamus Award in the Cox Plate.

Subsequent x-rays revealed tendon trouble with veterinary diagnosis that the horse could resume racing, but not until the spring of 2014.