Treve, Dolniya Clash In Sunday’s Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud

by | 06.26.2015 | 3:35pm
Treve has been officially retired from racing, and has arrived at Sheikh Joaan's Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy

Treve will look to make it two in a row when she lines up against eight talented rivals in Sunday's Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

The 5-year-old daughter of Motivator made her 2015 debut a winning one, cruising home to win the Group 2 Prix Corrida by four lengths on May 29. Things will be a bit tougher for her this time, since she will face fellow Group 1 winners Dolniya and Flintshire in the 12-furlong contest.

Treve has blossomed in the time since the Prix Corrida, and Criquette Head-Maarek has been pleased with her training. “She's in great form and I think she has improved quite a lot since her last race,” Head-Maarek told reporters Friday.

“I think this race is the normal progression for her and she looks good physically. The draw is good in four and my lead horse (stablemate Altaira) is in two, which is good.”

The Aga Khan's top filly, Dolniya, enters the race off a second-place finish in the Group 1 Coronation Cup earlier this month. The Alain de Royer-Dupre trainee began her season with an emphatic victory in the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic.

Finishing third in the Coronation Cup was fellow Group 1 winner Flintshire, who was fourth in the 2014 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. Flintshire was a close second in the G1 Breeders' Cup Turf last year prior to capturing the G1 Hong Kong Vase.

Post time for the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is approximately 9:15 a.m. ET Sunday.

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