Royal Ascot: Dettori and Treve lose to Fugue on the Prince of Wales's StakesPublished June 18, 2014 by OCR Editor
Jockeyed by Frankie Dettori, Treve failed to win her British debut at the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
After an exciting opening day, the Royal Ascot's second day racegoers witnessed quite the shocker after the favorite Treve came only third in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, with Magician coming second and The Fugue finishing first.
The headline competitor for this race was the famed Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori, who will compensate with the notion of being yesterday's hero when he lit up the opening of the Royal Ascot, achieving victory riding The Wow Signal in the Coventry Stakes. This was an especially exciting moment for Dettori who came back to the Royal Ascot after two years, making his 48th career Royal Ascot win.
Big Hopes for Treve Squandered
Today Dettori rode the French Treve who won her first five races including the Prix de Diane, Prix Vermeille and the huge win at Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe last October. Trained by leading female racehorse trainer Criquette Head-Maarek, Treve was beaten only once, coming second in the Cirrus des Aigles championship.
Today marked Treve's British debut and it would have been a sensation if she dominated the race, but perhaps the scene was too much for the four year old. Speaking about her letdown, trainer Head-Maarek said: "We lost the battle but not the war," reminding that 199 years ago Napoleon fought his final battle at Waterloo.
The Royal Hunt Cup
Winner Sports is closely covering the Royal Ascot 2014 with informative race overviews and live streams showing the races as they happen. There are still interesting races going today with the Royal Hunt Cup at 5pm UK time. Abseil is the big favorite for this one with 5/1, followed by Queensberry Rules at 9/1 and Short Squeeze with 12/1. Tune-in Winner Sports this afternoon and enjoy racecard, forecast and tricast bets on this exciting race.