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As Treve stands on the brink of history in Sunday’s Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Jamie Lynch looks at the wider issue of the march of the mares in modern-day racing.
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Wednesday’s meeting at Rosehill saw several handy winners come out the program but none more impressive than Hellbent in the Ranvet Benchmark 67 Handicap (1200m).
The Kurt Goldman-trained runner who was first up from a spell went forward to lead from the inside draw with Blake Shinn in the saddle, sprinting away in the straight to win by an impressive 4L over Le Romain.
Ben Fearnley looks ahead to Sunday's Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe and asks if any of Treve's rivals can beat her on a patch she has made her own.
The Arc has been the crowning glory of many of the great racing careers- from Ribot’s back-to-back wins in the ‘50s, to the valedictory successes of Sea-Bird and Dancing Brave over some of finest fields ever assembled and, more recently, the flourishes of Zarkava and Sea The Stars. A great middle-distance racehorse is lucky to get one such send-off, but Treve could be about to have her second- remember that she was briefly retired last year after winning the Arc for a second time.
Press Statement put a luckless Golden Rose run behind him with an impressive win in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Settling off the speed in fourth, the Chris Waller-trained runner moved up to the leaders with ease at the 300m and sprinted away to win by three lengths for Hugh Bowman, with Shards in second and Rageese third.
It’s a brilliant rule, heightening the drama within the sport and the sport within the drama, and it’s a rule that not only cost Bondi Beach the St Leger but also robbed Jack Hobbs of the Derby, Storm The Stars the Irish Derby and Kingfisher the Gold Cup.
The rule allowing horses to be supplemented for big races at late stages, at a premium price, has been the catalytic converter for taking this season from middle-lane mediocrity to fast-lane fascination.
Treve is a short-priced favourite to record a historical third consecutive win in this year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and many now find it difficult to see what will beat her at Longchamp on October 4.
Not only has she been there, done that and got the T-shirt – twice – she is unbeaten this year and her latest win, in the Prix Vermeille over the Arc course and distance, may well have been her most impressive display yet.
Ben Fearnley picks out one from the Cambridgeshire field, available at 25/1 at the time of writing.
The ante-post market for this year’s Cambridgeshire, which sees Bronze Angel , winner of the race in 2012 and 2014, as current favourite, seems in tune with the larger shift in certain top-end handicaps, which in recent years have become the destination rather than a stop-off on the way to Pattern races. There are still exceptions, last week’s Ayr Gold Cup winner Don’t Touch suspected to be one, for starters, but with ever-higher BHA marks required just to get a run, it feels as though established performers have pulled the ladder a little higher, making it harder for climbers to join them.
● Historical Timeform Ratings - Australia
● 2yo's Timeform Ratings
● 3yo's Timeform Ratings
● 4yo's Timeform Ratings
● 5yo+ Timeform Ratings
● World Top Rated
● Global Rankings
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