Brett Prebble

Purton can stop hot Whyte

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 March, 2012, 12:00am


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Douglas Whyte seems to be on an unstoppable tear, but Zac Purton has the right book of rides to halt the Durban Demon's winning run tonight.

Purton is in career-best form, having ridden 14 winners from his last 67 rides for a phenomenal 20.9 per cent strike rate over that period.

He has been put in Whyte's shadow though, as the 11-time champion has ridden an extraordinary 15 winners from his last 47 rides (31.9 per cent), including 11 at the last three meetings. Purton is rated $4, while Whyte is at $6. Brett Prebble heads the market at $3.75.