Yarmouth promoter Simon Franklin would give serious consideration to staging the Laurels if a new SKY deal is announced.

He said: “It is something I would definitely look at if we knew that we would be back on SKY next year. I would obviously need to find a sponsor and would probably want to switch the race to May.”

The Laurels would join the schedule along with the East Anglian Derby which was sponsored for the first time this year by Sunbets.

Simon said: “It all went very well. Although the crowd of around 1,300 was slightly down on last year, we also on the Wednesday this year when we had around 850 through the gate so it was a more successful week in general.

“I would have liked to speak to Sunbets about a three year deal for the event, but we have the same issue with the SKY meetings. Until we know whether it will be televised, we can’t approach the sponsor.”


Yarmouth’s assistant racing manager Ben Mannall has run his eye over some of the local graded strength and has come up with. . .

Dog In Form: Kit And Kabudel (Kinloch Brae-Quilty Sadie, Sep 14)  This Erica Samuels trained dog is one to watch and is currently in the form of his life. 45 races winning 17 races and coming second 10 times. Won 5 of his last 7 races 2 of them being in opens here at Yarmouth stadium and the rest A1.

One to Watch: Murlens Pedro (Vans Escalade-Murlens Cave, Oct 14) Trained by Ian Mills this is a fairly new dog to the track. Looks to have a decent future over the 6 bends here at Yarmouth. Nice first trial over the distance recording 41.23. Was accepted into the Derby Purse where he ran a gallant second to Woodholdthedoor which ensured his place into the Grand Final. He then ran well eventually finishing fourth to the dog he got beat in the previous round.

Youngsters: Pam Cross has a litter of eight English bred Kinloch Brae/Riverside Lucy pups. They are Sept’15 whelps and are currently running well and have worked their way through the grades. Feel the Heat most noticeable, started his career in A7 and has made his way to A2 where he currently has a best time of 28.44.

Yarmouth Championship:  We are looking forward to this year’s competition. We have moved the heats and final this year due to there being no BAGS Track Championship. So we have decided to make the heats and semi-final on the Fridays in December and the Final on Boxing Day. This will be a nice race addition to the Boxing Day card.

Most versatile:  Adoras Sapient (Godsend-Swift Verse, Mar 14), trained by John Mullins. This dog was regularly graded over the sprint trip and has now gone onto win over two, four and six bends here at Yarmouth. Pretty impressive form to win over all three trips especially for a runner that was renowned for cramping in the colder weather conditions.