Arc Winner Treve to Get Some Time Off

Arc Winner Treve to Get Some Time Off
Photo: Masakazu Takahashi
Reigning European Horse of the Year Treve will miss a summer campaign because of pulled muscles but is expected to return in the fall to prepare to bid for a second successive win in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).
 
Al Shaqab Racing's Motivator filly, brilliant winner of the 2013 Arc to cap an unbeaten season, managed only a third behind The Fugue and Magician   in the June 18 Prince of Wales's (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot. It was her second straight defeat following a second to Cirrus des Aigles by a neck in the April 27 Prix Ganay (Fr-I) in her first start this year.
 
Jockey Frankie Dettori was concerned abot Treve's action prior to the start of the Prince of Wales's and said afterward: "She went down [to the start] really, really bad—maybe it was the ground? I was never comfortable—I was following The Fugue, but struggling to keep up with her. I was never in my comfort zone."
 
Trainer Criquett Head-Maarek said Treve has been for diagnostics and she is awaiting results.
 
Al Shaqab's racing manager Harry Herbert told Sky Sports he is confident the 4-year-old filly will be back this fall.
 
"She was a bit sore at the top of her back into her quarters, so probably when she did a couple of kicks in the pre-parade ring (prior to the Prince of Wales's) it might have just tweaked something there," he said.
 
"It's nothing serious, but there's a need for recuperation and she'll be trained for the Vermeille (Fr-I, Sept. 14) at Longchamp and then the Arc, hopefully."

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