Frankie Dettori is looking forward to putting the finishing touches on Treve ahead of her eagerly-awaited return to action in the Prix Ganay at Longchamp.
Criquette Head-Maarek’s filly took her unbeaten record to five with a mesmerising display in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris in October.
An injured Dettori was forced to watch from the sidelines as she sauntered clear in the hands of Thierry Jarnet in Europe’s premier race.
As retained rider for owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, Dettori is set to get back on board this season and is struggling to contain his excitement just to be partnering the four-year-old in her work before her return on April 27.
“I’m going to fly to Chantilly tonight and I’m going to give her the finishing touches tomorrow morning, so I’m a little bit like a child before Christmas morning,” Dettori said on Monday (Tuesday AEST).
“She is the best horse in the world. She proved to everybody how good she was (in the Arc).
“I rode her a couple of weeks ago and I forgot how good she was. I walked around with a smile on my face for three weeks.
“It’s amazing what a winter does to a filly and she looks magnificent.”
Treve was ranked the equal highest horse in the world last year alongside the now-retired Australian sprinter Black Caviar.
If Treve does make a winning return as expected in the Ganay, it appears increasingly likely she will make her first appearance in Britain at Royal Ascot in June.
She will then have a summer break before being prepared to defend her Arc title.