Horse Racing

Victoria Pendleton enjoyed her first winner as a jockey in the Betfair Switching Saddles Hunter Chase at Wincanton.

Trailblazing Victoria Pendleton strikes at Wincanton

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Victoria Pendleton made every yard of the running to notch her first win as a jockey aboard Pacha Du Polder in the Betfair Switching Saddles Hunters' Chase at Wincanton.

The two-time Olympic cycling champion was unshipped from Paul Nicholls' charge on her first start under National Hunt Rules at Fakenham just under two weeks ago, but the duo made no mistake this time.

Sharply away, Pendleton survived a couple of sticky leaps to triumph aboard the 5-4 favourite, running out a 29-length victor.

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