Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani and trainer Criquette Head-Maarek with Treve
Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani and trainer Criquette Head-Maarek with Treve

Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani (L) and trainer Criquette Head-Maarek (R) with Treve

(Photo : Aljazeera)

“She ran the last 400 meters faster than the winner of the

Prix de l’Abbaye (1000m) and the Prix de la Foret (1400m)”

Sunday’s G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine, Treve (Fr), will remain in training as a 4-year-old and will target a repeat bid for the Longchamp showpiece, trainer Criquette Head-Maarek revealed yesterday. “Treve ate up everything last night and hasn’t lost any weight,” reported Head-Maarek. “She won the race very easily. They pushed her to the outside, but when she came there in the false straight, I knew she was going to win. I know Thierry Jarnet’s riding very well, I could see he had a lot of horse underneath him and when he let her go, they were never going to catch her. It’s her turn of foot that is so unbelievable. When you look at the times, she ran the last 400 meters faster than the winner of the Prix de l’Abbaye (1000m) and the Prix de la Foret (1400m), which is incredible after a long-distance race like the Arc.”

“She will stay in training next season and I don’t think we will run her again this year. If she does have one more run, it will be in Hong Kong, as the Breeders’ Cup is too close and the ground in Japan is always very hard. Owner Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani bought her to win the Arc and she did it. Now we have to try to win it again next year. She will run in the spring and even though she stays the 12-furlong distance well, she has so much pace she could easily run over 10 furlongs or even over a mile. She can do everything.”

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News

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