Victoria Pendleton declared herself “really pleased” after furthering her point-to-point education with two rides at the North Norfolk Harriers meeting in Higham on Sunday.

The former Olympic cycling champion, who lives in Moreton, near Thame, is building towards a ride in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham in March.

Partnering Minella Theatre for Aston Rowant trainer Alan Hill in a novice riders’ event, Pendleton briefly led before taking a pull.

While disputing matters at halfway, she gradually dropped away in a race won by 15-length scorer Done A Runner.

Pendleton also completed on According To Sarah in the Ladies Open.

Always in the rear, she hunted round before being just last of the six finishers.

She said: “This week I wanted to complete on two, that was the next mini-step. I’m really pleased.”

Harbour Court, Hill’s high-class Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase hopeful, was put down after breaking a leg at Higham.

The ten-year-old suffered the injury in the Men’s Open.

l Long Run looks set to miss the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March after suffering a setback.

Owner Robert Waley-Cohen, who now trains the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner at his Edge Hill stables, near Banbury, reported that his star had picked up a minor foot injury.

Harry Whittington, who trains at Sparsholt, near Wantage, is to aim his unbeaten filly Woolstone One at a Listed National Hunt Flat Race at Sandown on March 12.

The four-year-old has won her two bumper starts at Newbury in December and at Wetherby this month in impressive fashion.