Saturday’s ITV Racing 8/1 to surpass Cheltenham viewing figures

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Racing in the UK may be on hold for the moment, and while it’s not quite full steam ahead over in Ireland, there will at least be one meeting a day from the Emerald Isle to look forward to.

On Saturday all eyes will be on Thurles, where a five-race card is scheduled to take place in front of the ITV cameras, including the Grade 3 Pierce Molony Memorial Chase.

And with sport at a premium across the UK and Ireland for the time being, we’ve opened the betting on whether Saturday’s ITV racing figures will eclipse any day at Cheltenham.

Our traders make it an 8/1 shot that the viewing figures beat any day of that at this year’s Festival, while it’s 16/1 they beat the viewership from Gold Cup Day too.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “With no other major sport on to entertain the masses, it would come as no surprise to see ITV Racing ratings go through the roof this Saturday.”

ITV Racing Special

Saturday’s viewing figures to beat any day at Cheltenham – 8/1

Saturday’s viewing figures to beat Gold Cup Day’s viewing figures on ITV – 16/1

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.