Lady to stay against her own sex

  • Last Updated: January 28 2013, 17:19 GMT

Emma Lavelle expects Kentford Grey Lady to revert to the mares' division come the Cheltenham Festival.

Kentford Grey Lady: Ready to tackle Quevega again?
Kentford Grey Lady: Ready to tackle Quevega again?

Good enough to finish second to Quevega in last year's OLBG David Nicholson Mares Hurdle, the sturdy seven-year-old took a Sandown handicap in December and was a respectable third behind Reve De Sivola and Oscar Whisky in Saturday's Cleeve Hurdle.

"She ran an absolute blinder," said the trainer.

"Although she would improve a bit on that, and on better ground, probably the same could be said for everyone else so I think she will probably go for the David Nicholson again.

"She might be chasing home Quevega again, although there's always hope she will beat her. I think we might have one more run in the Rendlesham at Haydock and then make a final decision."

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