Treve to return next season on the trail of second Arc
Monday 07 October 2013
Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek confirmed on Monday that her Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve will stay in training as a four-year-old next season to defend her Longchamp crown.
A trip to Hong Kong later this year is still under consideration, although far from certain, and Head-Maarek is already dreaming of back-to-back Arc victories in 12 months’ time following Treve’s five-length win on Sunday.
“She is just an amazing filly,” the trainer said. “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 metres faster than the winner of the Prix de l’Abbaye and the Forêt, 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.
“She will run in the spring and even though she stays the distance [12 furlongs] well, she has so much pace she could easily run over 2,000 metres [10 furlongs] or even over a mile. She can do everything.”
The most recent dual Arc winners were Alleged (1977/78) and Ribot (1955/56).
Likely to be Hong Kong-bound at the end of the year is the Prix de la Forêt winner Moonlight Cloud, whose trainer, Freddy Head, all but ruled out a return to the Breeders’ Cup. “It is doubtful she will go to Santa Anita, but she probably will go to Hong Kong,” he said. “She ran badly at the Breeders’ Cup last year, it’s two turns. We’re not that keen on taking her there. It is one turn in Hong Kong, which is better for her. She could stay in training next year. Nothing is decided yet,” Head added.
Connections of the 2,000 Guineas favourite Kingman have no choice but to wait for next year after the colt suffered a setback. “We are hopefully going to have him in very good shape for next year,” said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to the colt’s owner, Khalid Abdullah.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United can learn lessons from the transfer template of rivals Manchester City
Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea top the list of the Premier League's most expensive squads
Harry Kane: Tottenham striker confident of rediscovering goal-scoring form after chat with Alan Shearer
Cyprus vs Wales match report: Gareth Bale's bullet header has Welsh on brink of Euro 2016
Bayern Munich 'training camp' to supply refugees with food, footballs and German lessons
- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
£35000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company produces a wide ra...
£22000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Established and expanding South...
£14000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An exciting opportunity to join a thrivi...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped OTE: SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consulta...