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THE PARTEX MARKING PRESTIGE FINAL LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 4

THE PARTEX MARKING PRESTIGE FINAL, HALL GREEN
Live on SIS & Sky Sports 4, Wednesday 29th January from 7.30pm

Trainer Liz McNair will be hoping King Kane can repeat the kennel's victory with Express Trend two years ago by landing the Partex Marking Prestige final at Hall Green on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports 4.

The return of the 645m event after a two-year break was welcomed by the Scottish husband and wife team, now based in Ashford, Kent, who saw King Kane chase home event favourite Blonde Razor (40.06sec) in this week's heats. 

Their runner, a son of an Oaks winner in Shaws Dilemma, is the youngest in the line-up for the £5,000-to-the-winner competition, which is being backed by local greyhound owner Peter Symonds' company. 

Champion Trainer Mark Wallis, due to pick up the Ladbrokes Trainer of the Year trophy at this Sunday's Greyhound of the Year Awards in Manchester, is fresh from winning the year's first major event with Reel Trickyone. A stunning Coral Coronation Cup final at Romford a fortnight ago saw his Imperial Kennels send out the first four home. Wallis again has the favourite for the Prestige in Blonde Razor.

But he will need to beat fastest heat winner Senior Cup, trained by Belle Vue trainer Andy Heyes, who stopped the clock in 40.05sec and will now bid to land his second Hall Green title in the space of a few weeks after victory in the Midland St Leger.

Midway Nick, a son of double TV Trophy champion Midway Skipper, won the other heat in 40.24sec, and will represent Coventry trainer Simon Cull.

The field for the Partex Marking final, which will be supported by a host of open races on the night to delight racegoers given free entry on the night (see www.lovethedogs.co.uk/hallgreen), is completed by Ricky Holloway's Airforce General and Stuart Buckland's local hope Scala Dromin. 

Latest betting: 7-4 Blonde Razor, 3-1 Senior Cup, King Kane, 4-1 Midway Nick, 8-1 Scala Dromin, 33-1 Airforce General

See bagsracing.com for further details and big-race form. 

SIS/ Sky Sports fixtures 2014

January
Hall Green – Wednesday, January 29

February 
Sheffield – Tuesday, February 4  
Newcastle, Tuesday, February 11

March                     
Wimbledon – Tuesday, March 4
Sheffield – Tuesday, March 25

April
Swindon - Wednesday, April 16
Hove – Thursday, April 24

May
Wimbledon - Saturday, May 17  
Wimbledon – Tuesday, May 20
Wimbledon – Saturday, May 24
Wimbledon – Saturday, May 31

June
Track TBC - Wednesday, June 4
Kinsley – Tuesday, June 10
Sheffield - Tuesday, June 24