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  1. Purton, high on confidence, can mow down favourites

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Zac Purton will be still riding high after his Royal Ascot win during the week and today he can upset the favourites in the Jockey Challenge. The Australian's King's Stand Stakes victory on Little Bridge was a career highlight for Purton, who can create a personal best for wins in a season with a single success today. His 54th win ...

  2. Purton can come up trumps over Prebble

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Zac Purton can get the better of compatriot and fellow Jockey Challenge favourite Brett Prebble today at Sha Tin. The two Aussies have eight rides on the 10-race card and shared favouritism at $4.75 late yesterday. Purton started the season quietly but has ridden winners at each of the last two meetings, from just three opportunities on each day. ...

  3. California Choice to take centre stage

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the year Sacred Kingdom, who will be out to re-write history in the HK$2.4 million event and will be ridden for the first time by Zac Purton. The Australian has forgone the ride on Little Bridge ... a trial. Despite some seemingly impressive morning gallops, Purton is taking a wait and see approach to the gelding. 'I'm just erring on the side of caution a little bit,' Purton ...

  4. Wah May Star ready for big season

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a half-head in swift time up the Sha Tin straight on debut. The most startling aspect of his griffin win as $1.40 favourite was its apparent ease and the lack of vigor required by Zac Purton to get the speedster to accelerate. The same turn of foot was evidenced again yesterday as the four-year-old responded to a slight squeeze from Purton to finish first in a 1,200m all-weather track trial. ...

  5. Lucky Together ticks all the right boxes

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as short-priced favourite at the same track. Now on the bigger course, he can wind up late over the extra 200m, with Zac Purton replacing Beadman in the saddle, who is obliged to take the ride ...

  6. Prebble has the quality to Sparkle

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Despite giving away a numerical disadvantage to his rivals, a couple of gun rides can propel Brett Prebble to Jockey Challenge success today. Prebble, a $3.20 equal-favourite in early markets, has eight rides, less than fellow top-pick Zac Purton (10 rides), Douglas Whyte (nine rides, $4.75) and Tim Clark (11 rides, $6). The quality ...

  7. Five-star Whyte delivers riding masterclass

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... insurmountable lead at the top of the jockeys' championship. Whyte's star turn took him to 68 wins for the season, 32 wins clear of his nearest rival Zac Purton. Maiden winner Champion Mount ...

  8. Fatboy Sugar showing plenty for new barn

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... took control of Zac Purton approaching the middle stages. It turned out to be his last start for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai, and his new trainer has worked overtime in getting the gelding, who has ...

  9. Speedy Blaze King looks a class above rest at the trials

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Size-trained Entrapment beating home experienced sprinter Dim Sum from the John Moore yard. Paul O'Sullivan's lightly raced five-year-old New Vision (Zac Purton) was the surprise though, ...

  10. Approve shows passion this time

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mare, Forum Floozie, who was placed three times at Group One level. Also bouncing back from a sub-par performance was the runner-up in the heat, Positive Vibration (Zac Purton), who was tailed ...




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