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Treve injury 'nothing serious'

Treve is set for a break before returning to exercise with trainer Criquette Head-Maarek stressing the results of tests following her run at Royal Ascot were "nothing serious".

The brilliant winner of last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is still expected to be able to defend her crown at Longchamp in October, but needed a full check-up after finishing only third in Wednesday's Prince of Wales's Stakes.

Treve, who is owned Al Shaqab Racing, was earlier on Monday reported by Sheikh Joaan's racing advisor Harry Herbert to be sore from the top of her back into her hind quarters.

"She has had tests all over the place and they found she has got minor arthritis in her back," added Head-Maarek on Monday evening.

"It means she will go away and have a rest for a few days, and then she'll come back and we'll start again. It's nothing serious."

The four-year-old will be given time to recover before being prepared for her comeback run ahead of the Arc in the Prix Vermeille in September.

"She went to post very badly in the Prince of Wales's and it turns out she's got a pulled muscle over the top of her quarters," Herbert told At The Races.

"Something upset her in the pre-parade ring for a short time and she was prancing around all over the place, kicking out and being unlike her.

"Hopefully she will be spot on (for the Arc). It shouldn't take long for her to get over this with treatment and recuperation and then go for the Vermeille.

"I'm sure she can come back and she will appreciate the ground for that more than the fast ground at Ascot and probably the trip as well, but she was never going at all last week."