Pendleton expected to race at Horseheath

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Former Olympic cycling champion turned jockey, Victoria Pendleton, has been listed to ride in a point-to-point race at Horseheath on Sunday.

Pendleton and her mount, Supreme Danehill, have been entered in the novice race at 1.10pm, one of seven races on the card for the Cambridgeshire and Enfield Chace meeting.

Pendleton teamed up with Betfair last year for the Switching Saddles challenge, in which she aims to go from being a complete novice jockey to one that competes in the Foxhunters Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March, on Pacha du Polder, part of the champion trainer Paul Nicholls’ stable.

The first of the day’s seven races is off at midday, for what is the first meeting of the year at Horseheath.

Clerk of the course, John Sharp said: “We are delighted to say that we have 121 entries from all over the country, but including an entry from Victoria Pendleton.

“We are hoping she is going to come, we are not certain but she has certainly entered a horse.”

Pendleton and her ride Pacha du Polder was beaten into second by just a short head on Sunday (31), in a point-to-point meeting at Milborne St Andrew, in Dorset.

Before the point -o-point racing starts, Horseheath will host two pony races over a flat course, one of five furlongs and one of seven furlongs. The first race starts at 11am.

The going at Horseheath is currently good, good to soft on the home straight.

Entry is £10 for adults and free for under-18s.