Treve bouncing after Corrida comeback romp

The Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud remains the intended next port of call for Treve after the French superstar took her comeback run in her stride.

Treve bouncing after Corrida comeback romp

The dual Arc heroine showed she remains at the peak of her powers with a most impressive winning reappearance in the Prix Corrida on Friday. Treve is now set to head back to Saint-Cloud on June 28 as part of her preparation for a return to Longchamp in October.

Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek said: “Treve has recovered very well from her race. On Saturday she just stayed in the paddock, which is something I do after every race. She was just walked and had a roll. She came back and ate up.

“This morning, she trotted and is very supple. For her, it’s like she hasn’t run at all.

“She hadn’t been short of work, as she has been working for a while now. She hadn’t run since October and could have been short of work and there were a lot of horses in the race that had already had a run.

“But she has been so much better since the beginning of the year, more supple. Her feet are much better and so is her back. Now we go for the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, then the Vermeille and the Arc.”

Treve is a best-priced 7-2 favourite to become the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe three times, but Head-Maarek is expecting a tough test, particularly from the younger generation.

“You know in the Arc we don’t know the three-year-olds,” she said. “We know the older horses, but not the three-year-olds, and they must not be underestimated.”

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