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Purton can stop hot Whyte

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

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.

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