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  1. Purton more interested in Little Bridge than himself

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with 107 wins, but his bruised shoulder did not respond sufficiently to treatment and he will be a spectator for the second straight meeting as Zac Purton attempts to break fellow Australian Brett Prebble's six-year stranglehold as runner-up. Purton holds a one-win advantage over Prebble (63-62), but is more concerned about whether Royal Ascot victor Little Bridge will be announced Horse ...

  2. Purton sticks by Sacred choice after crossing Bridge

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken For jockey Zac Purton, safely ensconced in Hong Kong's top four riders during the past four years, the 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint has been a tale of two horses. ... Shum Chap-shing-trained Little Bridge for most of his career, Purton also found himself in demand for the ride on Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's ageing world champion, Sacred Kingdom. 'I had ...

  3. Purton keeps focus on main events

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian jockey Zac Purton accepts there are roadblocks to progressing any higher than third or fourth in the jockeys' championship, but with rising star Little Bridge and ageing legend Sacred Kingdom he is hoping to open up a different avenue to success. Third to Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble in the two terms prior, Purton was pipped ...

  4. Ascot victory makes it a big day for Little Bridge

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Cape Of Good Hope when the royal meeting was run at York, but Zac Purton had Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained Little Bridge in the firing line throughout before he went clear to be the first ... to boot, will make a strong push for Little Bridge to be Hong Kong's premier performer for the season. It was a career highlight for Purton, who has enjoyed his best season yet locally ...

  5. Little Bridge has the right tools

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... conditions and ready to confirm a trip to Royal Ascot in June. Little Bridge (Zac Purton) needs to win the 1,200m Group Two for Shum to make arrangements for the five-year-old to start ... now they drop back to an even playing field on 123 pounds. The trump for Little Bridge is a perfect draw- gate two in a seven-horse field. The map seems simple, Purton crosses Rich Unicorn ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine and Little Bridge short of their best for Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Purton revealed that a worsening breathing issue was a worry for his mount, who will "definitely strip fitter after this run". Fownes faced a similar situation last season upon ... to affect his performance. So far in his trackwork and trials, it hasn't affected him," Purton said. "It's something in the back of our mind and something we have to monitor. He ...

  7. Stablemate gives Bridge a nice going-away gift

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Danny Shum Chap-shing's stable star Little Bridge jetted out for his Royal Ascot assignment overnight, and the trainer was in a buoyant mood after a win to Scarlet Camellia. Shum says hoof and mucous issues, plus terrible luck in running in recent starts, have held Scarlet Camellia back. Zac Purton took over from Derek Leung Ka-chun on the horse, a decision ...

  8. Sport - Racing - JAPAN

    Lucky Nine foiled by start slip-up in Sprinters Stakes

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... after he missed the start. Jockey Zac Purton gives his take on Little Bridge's seemingly disappointing effort. For Little Bridge, trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing had said during the week ... for a horse who wasn't totally fit," said jockey Zac Purton. "He probably looked very disappointing but we knew he wasn't one hundred per cent, even though Danny did a great job ...

  9. Sport - Racing - JAPAN

    Shoe will be on other foot when Japanese come to Sha Tin

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 01:19am by Alan Aitken

    ... Stand Stakes and the Sprinters Stakes, the race was a decent ask for horse and trainer. As Zac Purton pointed out, trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing had done well to have Little Bridge back to his ...

  10. Eagle Regiment's big leap forward

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be on him again in Dubai this year,' he said. Behind the placegetters most eyes were on Sacred Kingdom, who gave everyone including jockey Zac Purton more than a glimmer of hope that the great ... go, but he just couldn't pick up enough to get past them,' said Purton of the fifth placing. 'He's only been beaten a half length, so he has run a great race, I can't ...




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