Towcester promoter Kevin Boothby is upbeat that £5 subscriptions will soon pass the 500 mark for Saturday night’s TRC Health + Hygiene Blue Riband.

He said: “I have no idea what numbers we will get to. I had my heart set on 500 and I’m very hopeful that we will achieve that. I thought it was an idea worth trying. We are certainly expecting a last minute rush. The only point I would make is that the fiver is for the whole meeting, not a stream per race as some people have been suggesting.”

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In other news from the stadium, Boothby has revealed that moving the Derby final forward by a week to avoid the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone is already paying dividends.

He said: “I’ve been in discussions this week and Silverstone are keen to make Towcester and official camping site for that weekend.”