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Treve Full Of Energy Ahead Of Vermeille
Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek believes the right handed track of Longchamp will suit dual Arc heroine Treve much better than the anti-clockwise direction of Saint-Cloud in Sunday week's Gr1 Prix Vermeille, reports Racing Post. Treve, who will be bidding for an unprecedented third Arc victory in October, has won her only two starts this campaign at Saint-Cloud, including most recently the Gr1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, but Head-Maarek is adamant she is a better horse at Longchamp. "I think I've discovered she's a lot better going right-handed than left," said Head-Maarek. "I'm convinced she's much more comfortable. She's on the correct lead going right-handed and I think there's a big difference." The history-seeking daughter of Motivator had her final serious gallop before the Prix Vermeille on Tuesday with head lad Pascal Galoche on board. "She pulled quite a lot and was fresh, even though they went a good gallop," said Head-Maarek. "Pascal said she was pulling quite a bit. He knows her very well and when he asked her to quicken she did, so you can't fault her." She added: "She hasn't run since the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, so is full of life and energy. She'll need the race to bring that level down a bit, it will do her good. But she's fine, her action is good."