UNBEATEN filly Treve was simply magnificent in a five-length Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victory.
Ridden by Thierry Jarnet, who took over from Frankie Dettori after his heartbreak ankle break, the Criquette Head-Maarek-trained three-year-old was in a different class even to second Orfevre and third Intello.
Treve broke slowly and was rooted in the last four through the opening stages of the Arc, while at the front Penglai Pavilion, Joshua Tree and Intello all showed early speed.
Yet by the first turn Treve was already making eyecatching progress, picking off runners with a breezy nonchalance to move up menacingly on the outside.
The sheer extent of her dominance began to reveal itself as the turn to the straight approached.
Within 20 extraordinary seconds Treve went from near the rear to right on the shoulder of the leaders, without ever giving the slightest indication that the feat had required any effort at all.