Prix Ganay 2014
April 27, 2014 - 1m 2½f (2.100 meters), 4-years-old and up, Paris-Longchamp
Preview April 16, 2014
's first appearance after her glorious victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will be the
highlight of the first French Group 1 race in 2014. The four-year-old filly has won all
of her five lifetime starts and will obviously be favourite in Longchamp on Sunday.
Jockey Frankie Dettori, who recently made a preparation ride on Trêve
believes she improved again over the winter and will be even better than last year.
With Blandford Stakes winner Belle De Crecy
Sheikh Joaan Al Thani nominated a second horse,
she had been bought in March to serve as a pacemaker for Trêve.
From the other seven horses Cirrus des Aigles
seems the only real competitor.
The eight-year-old gelding had won the Prix Ganay in 2012 and just became a brave second to Gentildonna
in the Dubai Sheema Classic in March.
Globetrotter Joshua Tree
could win the one or other international race. He finished eleventh
in the Dubai Gold Cup and will also have a hard time in the Prix Ganay.
won the Prix d'Harcourt (Group 2) ahead of Norse King
, Baltic Baroness
over 2000 meters on April 6. Baltic Baroness
had faced Trêve in Chantilly last year but finished 16 length behind her.
Several times in history the winner of the Prix Ganay won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe afterwards,
the last horse to do so was Dylan Thomas in 2007.
Last years winner Pastorius will not be
able to defend his title, he has been retired because of an injury. Also 2013 runner-up Maxios does not run anymore.