Flemington trainer Mike Moroney made the trip from Flemington to the Werribee quarantine centre on Monday morning to watch new stable addition Voleuse De Coeurs perform some light work and said he was very pleased with her progress since arriving on Saturday.
"She had a bit of a skirmish on the crate when being unloaded and had her eyes popping out of her head for the first few hours after she arrived but yesterday she was picking grass for an hour and didn't lift her head, she's making a great lawn mower," Moroney said.
"The first 48 hours after they arrive is the key and she has eaten, drunk and her temperature has remained normal so everything is good,' said the trainer of the five-year-old, which was recently purchased by Hong Kong based owners for a reported $1.8 million.
Voleuse De Coeurs, which won the Irish St Leger at her last start when trained by Dermot Weld, had a light canter of the circuit and Moroney said he is hopeful of getting two gallops into her prior to the Melbourne Cup.
"It's pretty much a day to day thing but she had two gallops (in England) and hopefully we'll be able to do the same here."
Moroney said a decision on who will ride Voleuse De Coeurs in the Melbourne Cup will most probably be made later on Monday and it's likely to be a rider that has ridden for her owners in Hong Kong, with Olivier Doleuze one of the most favoured contenders.