"As a result, we have contacted the promoter and the prizemoney has been changed to comply with the ORCP rules, with all heat and semi-final winners now receiving pounds 100," said NGRC Chief Executive Alistair Mclean.
"It now makes sense for owners and trainers to be involved in the race, and I'm pleased to see that there is additional prizemoney being paid, as opposed to just a redistribution to meet with the ORCP rules."
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"Our dates for the Puppy Classic were submitted to the Committee a considerable time before the dates for Sky's second half of the year schedule were released," said Corden, "and, contrary to what has been written, the ORCP doesn't meet until Wednesday to decide."
"We have been staging the Puppy Classic here since 1995 - the Gymcrack started in 2001 - and we should take precedence under ORCP guidelines.
Ladbrokes have made the switch - which has been approved by the ORCP despite if falling slightly outside the two Calendar weeks' rule for the completion of competitions - due to the uncertain situation regarding the publishing of non-BAGS track formlines in BAGS racecards from February 1.
"I lodged an objection to Hall Green's dates with the ORCP, but didn't even get a reply," he said yesterday.
The ORCP, currently trying to unclog the open calendar, had suggested that the Derby be made a fixed entry event at 96 runners in order to reduce its length by a week, but a counter proposal has been made that the premier Classic remains open to all - instead somehow being squeezed into four weeks rather than the current five.
The other ORCP recommendation to meet some opposition at the promoters' meeting last week was, unsurprisingly, when it came to minimum prize-money levels for minor opens.
These were acknowledged by the ORCP in July when a lengthy meeting saw a number major recommendations put forward, although it is understood that not all had unanimous backing from committee members.
One of the main concerns of recent years has been the mass proliferation of minor opens, and the ORCP has recommended increased minimum prize-money levels in an attempt to restore some balance - all opens should be worth a minimum of pounds 250 with pounds 150 going to the winner and pounds 20 to others.