Cheltenham Festival 2016

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High five for Victoria Pendleton in Foxhunter Chase

Victoria Pendleton on Pacha Du Polder celebrates winning the Betfair Switching Saddles Hunter Chase at Wincanton Racecourse, Somerset. Credit: PA

Victoria Pendleton has finished fifth in the in the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase riding Somerset trained, Pacha Du Polder.

The olympian's journey from track cyclist to jockey is one of the most remarkable sporting stories of the year.

12 months ago Pendleton had never ridden a race horse, and now's she's finished 5th at one of the world's most prestigious races.

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