WATCH: Lady Mendoza declared to run at Uttoxeter on Saturday
Trainer Rebecca Menzies had this to say shortly before making the decision to send Lady Mendoza to Uttoxeter:
We gave ourselves the option of running Lady Mendoza at Uttoxeter on Saturday night rather than Aintree on Friday, in case the Aintree race looked to be quite hot, and so it proved, so we’ll wait an extra day.
We spoke to Brian [Hughes] and his view was she’d have a much better chance in the Uttoxeter race and he’d ride her if she went there, so it was a no-brainer. She will carry top weight but that’s because she’s the best horse in the field on ratings and the ground is currently good, so should be perfect for her, with no jar in it.
Brian also thought the track would suit and we’re stepping her up in trip, so there’s lots to be excited about!
In her latest update, Rebecca said that Lady Mendoza was looking really well in herself during a trip to the beach and that she's been in great form at home.
It's great news for our 10 Owner for the Day competition winners who will get free racecourse entry, access to the Owners & Trainers enclosure, get the chance to meet Lady Mendoza & the Rebecca Menzies team, plus each get to take home a 10% share of any prize money she wins.
Check out the latest video from David Stevens to find out more.