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Treve set for 2014 Royal Ascot bow

13 Nov 2013

Runaway Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe champion Treve could be set to head to Royal Ascot next year, according to her trainer Criquette Head-Maarek after the filly won the 2014 Cartier Horse of the Year award.

Treve passing the line in impressive fashion at Longchamp. Image copyright of Racingfotos.com

Runaway Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe champion Treve could be set to head to Royal Ascot next year, according to her trainer Criquette Head-Maarek after the filly won the 2014 Cartier Horse of the Year award.

The three-year-old, who romped to a five-length success at Longchamp, is being lined up to take part in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes in 2014 – one of the leading contests of the British Champion Series’s Middle Distance division.

Her enthusiastic trainer, Head-Maarek, believes that the mile-and-a-quarter Group 1 race on the world’s most-prestigious stage would perfectly suit the unbeaten and versatile Treve.

She told At The Races: "She will have a prep race in France, maybe the Ganay, and then I’d like to go to Ascot during the Royal meeting. The Prince of Wales’s Stakes would be a good race for her.”

Treve will be looking to imitate Al Kazeem’s success this season in the Series, after the Roger Charlton-trained five-year-old not only took the Royal meeting’s Wednesday feature race, but also the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

The British Champions Series will get back underway for the 2014 campaign on the 4 May, where the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket will kick start the summer’s top-class Flat action.