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Treve: unbeaten filly the latest star to be snapped up by the Qataris

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Sheikh Joaan snaps up 10-1 Arc shot Treve

France: Frankie Dettori's new boss Sheikh Joaan al Thani has completed the purchase of the unbeaten Prix de Diane winner Treve.

The daughter of Motivator will remain in training with Criquette Head-Maarek, whose family run Haras du Quesnay both bred and owned Treve.

Confirming the sale, spokeswoman Sian Jones said: “We are delighted with the latest addition to our string of racehorses and we hope that the unbeaten filly will carry on with her success in the colours of Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani.

"With previous purchases we have kept the horse with the original trainer and, as she's unbeaten, there's no reason to make a change with Treve.”

Thierry Jarnet has ridden the filly on her three career starts to date, culminating in a four-length romp in record-breaking time in the French version of the Oaks at Chantilly last month.

However, Dettori was recently appointed as first retained jockey to Sheikh Joaan. That retainer does not extend to those horses such as Toronado and Olympic Glory trained by Richard Hannon, whose stable jockey Richard Hughes will ride.

Treve is a best-priced 10-1 shot for the Arc, for which she would need to be supplemented at a cost of €100,000.

Dettori has won the race on three occasions, most recently with Marienbard in 2002.

He maintained a streak of 25 successive rides in the Longchamp showpiece when partnering Camelot in the 2012 edition.

Three of the four French Classic winners from this season are now in the hands of Qatar's ruling al Thani family.

Sheikh Joaan has already purchased Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Style Vendome, while Pouliches heroine Flotilla runs in the colours of Sheikh Mahammed bin Khalifa al Thani, uncle to leading British-based owner Sheikh Fahad.

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