Crayford are hoping to resurrect the Gold Collar are part of their November quadruple-header on SKY writes Floyd Amphlett.

The former classic switched to Belle Vue following the closure of Catford and was last staged in 2009 when won by Southwind Harry.

The new event, sponsored by Ladbrokes will hopefully be over the track’s 540 metres, with £6,000 to the winner.

It will be supported by another category two event, the return of the Ladbrokes Guys And Dolls over 380 metres, for 12 dogs and 12 bitches – winner takes a £5,000 first prize.

Originally at Harringay, the Guys And Dolls was last held at Crayford in 2008.

Running alongside both events should be the 874m Kent Cesarewitch and the Kent National Hurdle, over 540 metre hurdles – again, both events sponsored by Ladbrokes.

Finals night is on Tuesday November 17.

Head of stadia Richard Brankley said: “At this stage we are taking northing for granted. The application is with Amanda at the GBGB, so we are waiting to hear if we have clearance.

“But the Gold Collar has long historical ties to the region and some of the racing office staff with a Catford background. Fingers crossed we get the go-ahead.

Brankley is reporting very healthy business at Crayford and Monmore for the first quarter of the year.

He said: “Our two tracks have both seen a very strong start to 2015, though I think that goes across the industry.

“It appears significant that Saturday’s are particularly strong and is perhaps an indication of the economy shifting with more expendable income.

“Our tracks are also very well placed in terms of the industry’s other main issue which appears to be a runner shortage.

“We have very good kennel strengths at Monmore and Crayford where Katie O’Flaherty has settled in particularly well.

“Katie is on target, in terms of extending her kennel strength, and although she possibly needs a few more runners in the lower grades, the standard of her runners is very good indeed.”