Treve on course for Royal Ascot
Last season’s magnificent Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve is well on course for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot next week, after trainer Criquette Head-Maarek reported her stable star in rude health after her final big piece of work.
The 4yo, already a three time Group 1 winner, lost her unbeaten tag when going down by just a short neck to the rejuvenated Cirrus Des Aigles in the Prix Ganay at Longchamp in April, but with that reappearance run under her belt, she will line up in next week’s Group 1 contest as a warm favourite on her first trip overseas.
“She seems fine. She had a good piece of work last Tuesday. That was the last piece of work she had to do and she seems very well,” the trainer told At The Races.
“There’s no complications – she’s on her way.
“If she wins (at Royal Ascot) she’ll go for the Prix Vermeille and then the Arc. If she doesn’t win and we have to drop her in class, we’ll see.”
The superstar Motivator filly also has the option of having a second run on British soil, after Head-Maarek also entered Treve in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes next month.
“I’m absolutely looking forward to bringing her to Britain for the first time, but the entries for the King George close on Tuesday and I’m going to put her in that as well,” the trainer added.
“I hadn’t wanted to say anything until now, but if she runs well in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes she’ll definitely go back to Ascot for the King George. Why would we not want to run her in the King George? She’d still have nearly two months before she returns in September.”
By Kevin Walsh / Photo: Francois Mori/AP/Press Association Images
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