Carrying Frankie Dettori to his first group I victory in a year, Treve crossed the finish line 1 3/4 lengths to the good of Wild Coco, with Tasaday
another 3 1/2 lengths back in third.
Relaxing off a moderate early pace laid down by Wild Coco, Treve uncorked a sizzling burst of speed in the final furlong for an authoritative victory. It was her fourth win from as many career starts for trainer Criquette Head-Maarek and the Head family’s Haras de Quesnay, which also bred the Motivator filly.
The race is the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) trial for females, and Treve will try to become the fifth filly since 1920 to complete the Vermeille/Arc double in the same year. Zarkava in 2008 was the most recent to win both races in the same year.
Last year’s Arc winner, Solemia
, finished third in the Vermeille before stunning Japanese star Orfevre
to win in the closing strides.
Treve’s Prix Vermeille win at 4-5 odds was impressive enough to convince Irish bookmaker Paddy Power to install her at the 4-1 favorite for the Arc, to be run Oct. 6 at Longchamp. She is expected to be supplement to the race.
Treve covered the Prix Vermeille, run at the Arc distance of 2,400 meters (about 1 12 miles), in 2:36.82. She showed her explosive turn of foot to win Prix de Diane (Fr-I, French Oaks) by four lengths June 16 at Chantilly in her stakes debut and previous start.
Treve’s dam is the winning Anabaa
, a full sister to United States stakes winner Tsigane
, who was grade I-placed. Her second dam, Trevillari
, is a full sister to French group I winner Treble
. Fourth dam Trillion
was champion in the United States and Europe. Treve is a half sister to French group II-placed Trois Rois