TREVE returns to the track on Sunday to resume her quest for a historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory when she takes on eight rivals in the Group 1 Prix Vermeille at Longchamp.
The Criquette Head-Maarek-trained five-year-old has had a summer break since landing the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in June when those defeated included subsequent Grade 1 winner Flintshire.
Treve is one of seven horses to have won the Arc on two occasions and she is the 2-1 favourite to become the first to capture the contest for a third time.
Among those attempting to stop Treve winning her warm-up for the Arc is Arabian Queen, who became the first horse to defeat Investec Derby and Coral-Eclipse winner Golden Horn when landing the Group 1 Juddmonte International at odds of 50-1 last month.
The Prix Vermeille is one of a number of high-quality contests taking place at Longchamp on Arc Trials day on Sunday.
In the Group 1 Prix du Moulin, Arod and Dutch Connection lead the British charge on the race after Time Test was withdrawn from the mile contest. The Andre Fabre-trained duo Esoterique and Territories top the home contenders for the race.
Good rides for Atzeni
Postponed, a 25-1 shot for the Arc, will be ridden again by jockey Andrea Atzeni in Sunday’s Prix Foy as they attempt to follow up their win in the Qipco King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Atzeni will also look to land the Prix Niel as he was booked to ride Ming Dynasty, after Qatar Racing bought a half share in the Mikel Delzangles-trained colt from the Wildenstein family.
The Aga Khan’s Karaktar is the only absentee as seven colts are declared for the race with Frankie Dettori on Silverwave for Alain Couetil.