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O'Sullevan hails Balding decision

Mon, 13 August 2012

Sir Peter O'Sullevan described Channel 4 Racing's decision to appoint Clare Balding as their new lead presenter as "superb news" for the sport.

Balding will be the figurehead of the channel's racing coverage from next January after IMG Sports Media were announced as the new producers for the show and former commentator and journalist O'Sullevan believes the news can only be a good thing for racing.

He said: "I think it's very good news for Channel 4 and very good news for racing. I have to congratulate Channel 4 on securing Clare's services and I'm sure they will benefit greatly from her expertise and guidance."

He added: "I think her presence will enormously strengthen what is already a formidable team.

"I think her work over the last couple of weeks at the Olympics has only added to her stature as a presenter and broadcaster.

"I think Clare is an absolute credit to racing and the whole country."