Treve tightens grip on betting for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with win at Saint-Cloud

Treve bids to win her third successive Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe this year.

Treve bids to win her third successive Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe this year.

By Simon Jackson.

Treve is as short as 2-1 for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on October 4 after a cosy win in the Group 1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud in France on Sunday.

The daughter of Motivator is also 2-1 with Coral and best priced at 5-2 to win her third successive Arc.

Treve raced in the midfield for jockey Thierry Jarnet at Saint-Cloud at the weekend before challenging a furlong out to score by a length and a quarter from the high class pair of Flintshire and Dolniya.

The Criquette Head-Maarek-trained five-year-old will now be given a break before returning for the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on September 13.

“It was fantastic. She won very easily, she just needed a tap to make her go,” Head-Maarek said.

“She’s a good filly. We don’t know what she’s worth really.

“The plan is to give her a break and then bring her back for the Vermeille.”

Jarnet added: “The ground was a little bit too firm for her, but it is said that the good horses will go on any ground.

“I didn’t really worry about the other horses, the leader did his job and there was a good pace.

“She quickened progressively without getting in the way of anyone. The mare was in great form, she is brilliant.”

In other news, Jack Hobbs is into 8-1 from 12-1 for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Paddy Power after landing the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby from Storm The Stars and Giovanni Canaletto on Saturday.

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