Nottingham have received 130 entries to date for the Star Sports/ARC/LPS Greyhound Derby with track spokesman Nathan Corden “very confident” that they will reach their target figure of 192 when entries close at 10pm this evening.

He said: “We have a few hours to go before tonight’s meeting when we are anticipating there being somewhere between 20-30 entries made. I originally thought we would get around 215, now I am guessing closer to 200.”

Entries forms can be downloaded from the Nottingham website and emailed to info@nottinghamdogs.com with the entry fee paid by bank transfer.

For anyone wanting to have an ante post bet on the Derby –  we hope to announce a special ‘moneyback’ deal with sponsors Star Sports within the next 24 hours.

The track are due to hold trial sessions on either side of tomorrow’s lunchtime BAGS fixture

Dorotas Wildcat is due to trial on Tuesday Photo: © Steve Nash