Long-time Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune has successfully undergone his tendon surgery. Trainer Darren Weir broke the good news to Racing Network on Tuesday.

“I’m not sure exactly what they did but his tendon was operated on last Thursday, it went well, and he’s gone out to the spelling paddock now,” Weir said.

When pressed on his gut feeling about successfully getting the horse back to the racetrack, Weir was supremely confident.

“Yes I do think we’ll get him back – it wasn’t that serious the injury,” he added.

“All he needs now is rest and rehabilitation,” he said.

Puissance De Lune was a long-time Melbourne Cup favourite right through the winter and in the early Spring.

He won the P. B. Lawrence Stakes brilliantly first-up, before running second in the Makybe Diva Stakes, seventh in the Underwood Stakes and second in the Turnbull Stakes.

He pulled up sore after running 12th of 14 in the Cox Plate and did not take his place in the Melbourne Cup after his tendon issue was diagnosed.