'Victoria Pendleton is a great advert for horse racing'

The Olympic Champion is still chasing a place at the Cheltenham Festival

The owner the horse Victoria Pendleton hopes to race on at the Cheltenham Festival in March has spoken out in support of the former cyclist, stating that he believes she is "great advert" for horse racing.

Speaking to the BBC, Andy Stewart, owner of Pacha Du Polder, said: "I fully endorse Victoria and what she's trying to achieve.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.