Nottingham have confirmed that the Select Stakes will take place on Monday July 2 and will be sponsored by RPGTV.

Track spokesman Nathan Corden said: “It will be the same prize money as last year, £7,500 to the winner. There won’t be a Select Stayers, we will distribute that money among the rest of the card including a number of category three competitions.”

GBGB are expected to unveil more open race plans in the next few days as they unravel the mess caused by the SKY cancellation of greyhound coverage.