The 2013 Irish St Leger winner Voleuse De Coeurs will remain in training with the Melbourne Cup as her aim, rfeports Racing Network. Mike Moroney said the five-year-old mare would be spelled following a Sydney autumn carnival that did not reach the heights expected.

Moroney said he had not been happy with the mare going into the Sydney Cup, where she finished 12th, beaten 14.5 lengths behind The Offer.

“Her work was pretty ordinary going into the race and not knowing her that well I didn’t know whether she was like that when she got fit,” Moroney said.

“She just hasn’t acclimatised, but I think she will in the spring, which will be their (northern-hemisphere) autumn. I think she'll turn it around pretty quick.”

Moroney said in hindsight it may have been best to turn out Voleuse De Coeurs, whowas purchased for a reported $1.8 million following her Irish St Leger win, after her Australian Cup run.

He said the break between spring and autumn was short even for local horses, let alone horses like Voleuse De Coeurs, who had travelled from Ireland.

“She’s gone for a spell and we’ll get her ready for the Melbourne Cup,” Moroney said.