Parkers the man at Mildenhall

PARKERS Man made it a hat-trick of open wins in the 545 standard at Mildenhall on Tuesday.


A powerfully built son of Irish Derby winning sire Shelbourne Aston, Parkers Man has an explosive start is his armoury and he again went quicker than the recent sprint open racers when blasting from the traps, putting the race to bed in seconds.

The 545m trip clearly suits the dog and he was not stopping when he crossed the win line in a very fast 33.77s to land his hat-trick.

Tain Flip, a previous sub-34seconds winner, and Blackrose Monarch were left toiling in behind Parkers, underpinning the purple patch the dog enjoying at present.

Whittons Warning Sign also continued his love affair with the venue at a big priced 4/1 in a very hot 375m standard that contained recent winners Cloncunny Max, Blackrose Ned and Sunddance Jet.

An even break saw the front three in the market cross the sectional line first time up with less than a head separating all three, but it was Warning Sign who managed to track the best and took a 1/2l lead entering the first turn.

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With two 23.30secs wins already on his card there was no catching this big striding dog as he drew further away to win comfortably in a fast 23.17s by 2.75l.

Eric Cantillion was on the mark with veteran and former top class Irish performer Hovex Jazz who has made a successful switch from Kevin Cobbold to Eric with a gusty performance in the nights other 375m standard.

A tardy start saw the 6/4f look in trouble around the first two bends when only running in fourth place. His class told however, and a great turn of pace up the back straight saw him take over from Goway Louie and Saleen Scart by the third turn to win going away by 5.75l in 23.33s.

The night’s final open was a 545m maiden that saw Roger York’s MoveOverMissus make the step up from graded company to win by the shortest of margins from Cals Vagrant.