Hollie Doyle to feature in new ITV sports documentary Against The Odds

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Hollie Doyle: trailblazing jockey’s rise to G1 successes to be featured in ITV documentary. Photo: Great British Racing

GB: The first episode of a new ten-part sporting documentary series, entitled Against The Odds, airs on ITV4 at 2100 on Tuesday [Oct 19], and features the top Flat jockey, Hollie Doyle.

The series, produced by ITV and funded by Coral, will deliver a unique insight into the most inspiring stories focusing on some big names from the world of sport, and ‘Hollie Doyle – Trailblazer’ looks at the meteoric rise of the rider, who once again delivered on the biggest stage with victory aboard Trueshan on British Champions day on Saturday.

The sports stars featuring in the series are individuals who have overcome personal adversity or have taken an unconventional route to rise to the top of their respective sports, defying the odds to achieve success. Each episode will be presented by leading members of ITV Sport’s presenting team, including Gabriel Clarke, Mark Pougatch, Ed Chamberlain, Francesca Cumani and Oli Bell.

Future episodes will include fellow riders Guy Disney and Johnny Murtagh, plus a special programme ahead of the Cheltenham festival on the legendary racehorse, Desert Orchid. Darts World Champion Gerwyn Price will also be featured with further names to be announced.

“At Coral we share a passion for sport with our customers, and in joining forces with ITV Sport, we will be able to bring to life some of the most inspirational sporting stories, that truly live up to the billing of being ‘Against The Odds,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“It’s entirely fitting that the first episode looks at the incredible career of Hollie Doyle, a record-breaking jockey who once again showed why she’s made it to the top of her sport, with victory on Trueshan at Ascot on Saturday, and we’re sure her story will be of interest to both racing fans and those less familiar with her achievements,” added Stevens.

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