Not sure it's a good move

It's believed that due to a fall in audience ratings, horse racing will move from channel 4 to ITV from January next year, presumably with the same irritating commercial breaks.

Would have been overjoyed if the whole caboodle had returned to the advert-free BBC.

However, it would appear from next year ITV 1 will screen the Grand National, Cheltenham, Royal Ascot and the Derby with the less important stuff shunted on to ITV 4, but what exactly has ITV got up its sleeve to tempt the viewing public back to watching live terrestrial horse racing on the box?

Ken Johnson