Pendleton unseated at Fakenham

Victoria Pendleton (white and red) on board Pacha Du Polder

Pacha Du Polder finished second over Grand National fences in the Fox Hunters’ Chase at Aintree last April.

Victoria Pendleton was unseated from odds-on favourite Pacha Du Polder at Fakenham on the jockey’s first start under National Hunt Rules.

The double Olympic cycling champion was unhurt on the Paul Nicholls-trained mount in the Switching Saddles “Grassroots” Fox Hunters’ Chase.

Pacha Du Polder appeared to be impeded by Baltic Blue at the seventh fence.

Pendleton, 35, is aiming to ride in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham in March on the same horse.

The race was won by Vasco Du Mee.

More to follow.

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