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Vic­to­ria Pendle­ton fin­ished sixth aboard Ac­cord­ing To Sarah on her lat­est point-to-point ride at Larkhill.

The Olympic gold medal-win­ning cy­clist was back in the sad­dle 24 hours af­ter what trainer Alan Hill de­scribed as a “good day at the of­fice” when steer­ing Supreme Dane­hill to a clear round in the novice rid­ers’ race at Horseheath point-to­point in Cam­bridgeshire on Satur­day.

Hill’s wife, Lawney, has been one of Pendle­ton’s chief men­tors dur­ing her Bet­fair-backed ‘Switch­ing Sad­dles’ chal­lenge since it was an­nounced last March that she would make the tran­si­tion from velo­drome to race­course, with the in­ten­tion of rid­ing at the Chel­tenham Fes­ti­val.

She tweeted: “Thank you @ LarkhillRac­ing for a good day @v-pendle­ton & Ac­cord­ing to Sarah fin­ished 6/15 novice rid­ers @Bet­fair.”

Pendle­ton now faces a cru­cial se­cond ride aboard Pacha Du Polder at Win­can­ton on Wed­nes­day.

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