Arc de Triomphe heroine TREVE lost her unbeaten record at Longchamp on her reappearance. But she wasn't disgraced losing a tough battle in testing ground to a fighting-fit Cirrus Des Aigles and is the one to beat if back at her brilliant best. The Fugue finished third to Al Kazeem in this last year when Mukhadram gave the winner a fright attempting to make all and nearly succeeding. The latter looks sure to go close again if allowed his own way up front while Breeders' Cup Turf winner Magician should help make a race of it after finding only the rejuvenated Noble Mission too good in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh. Dank also won at last year's Breeders' Cup and makes more appeal than Parish Hall but Zambucca and Elkaayed look outclassed.
Elkaayed (USA) 18-1 (9-0) Led early, tracked leader, challenged 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out to over 1f out, no extra, lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Mount Athos (9-0) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed stks (1) gf in May.
Magician (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Chased leaders in 4th, 3rd halfway, pushed along 4f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, disputed 2nd from 1 1/2f out, disputing 2nd and closed on winner inside final furlong, kept on to gain 2nd near line, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Noble Mission (9-3) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) sft in May.
Mukhadram 14-1 (9-0) 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind African Story (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Mar.
Parish Hall (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up in 4th, ridden 3f out, 3rd 2f out, stayed on to lead 1f out, drifted left under pressure and challenged inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 5, nk behind Magician (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Zambucca (SAF) 25-1 (9-0) 10th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Mar.
Dank 6-1 (8-9) 3rd of 13, 8l behind Just A Way (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
The Fugue 7-2 (8-9) 11th of 13, 26l behind Just A Way (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Treve (FR) 3-10fav (8-12) 2nd of 8, shd behind Cirrus Des Aigles (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 sft in Apr.