PUISSANCE De Lune will take another step on his comeback trail this weekend when he has his first gallop, reports Racing Network.

Darren Weir said he will see what tracks are available, but believes a trip away in the float for a gallop will be advantageous.

Weir said Puissance De Lune had progressed “really well” since he’d spent time at his Warrnambool stables.

“He’s been headed to the sand dunes now for a couple of weeks,” Weir said. “He’ll have a gallop on the weekend. I’m not sure where, I’ll just have to see what tracks are available.

“We’ll take him somewhere. The float trip away won’t hurt him, he’ll go somewhere to have a good gallop.”

The former French horse had tendon surgery following the spring, which ended with his 12th behind Shamus Award in the Cox Plate.

Weir is targeting Puissance De Lune at the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600 m) at Flemington on September 13, a race where he beaten a short head last year by Foreteller.

The remainder of Puissance De Lune’s spring will be determined after the Makybe Diva Stakes.