Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune has taken to the sand-dunes of Warrnambool to fit himself for Australia’s great race.

Trainer Darren Weir has this week told that Puissance De Lune started working up and down the sand-dunes yesterday.

“He’s in good order, he went to the sand-dunes on Wednesday morning for the first time this preparation so it’s onwards and upwards from here,” Weir said.

“He’ll just keep going to the dunes in the immediate future and the next step will be a quiet jump-out if all is going well in around six to eight weeks time.”

The former French galloper rose to some serious heights during last year’s Spring Carnival, winning the Bendigo Cup then the Queen Elizabeth Stakes by seven lengths.

Rider Glen Boss famously got off the horse after the Queen Elizabeth stating he had just ridden the 2013 Melbourne Cup winner.

Puissance De Lune has been favourite at around $7 or $8 in most pre-post Melbourne Cup markets since bookmakers put them up a few weeks ago.