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  1. Cash in on in-form Purton as Whyte looks vulnerable

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zac Purton for value. Whyte returns from suspension booked for eight of the 10 races, and is a deserved top pick, with rides on likely favourites O'Halo, Go Baby Go and Wah May Star. ... the best options, with Purton the pick of the bunch at $8, with the talented rider coming off a double at Happy Valley. Purton's 'banker' is the Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained ...

  2. Purton quartet overshadows Whyte-Prebble duel

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Ride With The Wind, who blitzed his rivals to claim the feature race at Happy Valley last night. Zac Purton took full advantage of his chance on the four-year-old, however, and expertly guided the one-time Derby hopeful to a convincing win as part of the rider's most successful night. Purton chalked up a quartet of victories, which also included successes on Redoute's Fortune, Ever ...

  3. Purton in demand by Japanese trainers with four rides

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken In-form jockey Zac Purton (pictured) has been paid a high compliment by local owners and trainers going into tomorrow's Yasuda Kinen meeting at Tokyo's Fuchu racecourse. Purton's main goal is to partner Paul O'Sullivan-trained Fellowship in the main event, but the Australian has also picked up four outside rides on the card. That is in complete ...

  4. Purton comes out of the Woods to complete memorable treble

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Australian rider Zac Purton finally got the winning ride he had been chasing from Sean Woods as he sealed a winning treble and the Jockey Challenge honours at Happy Valley last ... from Purton at his first engagement for the yard this season when Brett Prebble was struck down by flu. 'I feel sorry for Brett but pleased for Zac as he's been wanting to ride ...

  5. Marwing worthy top pick

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tonight's Jockey Challenge looms as a tough three-way contest, but Weichong Marwing- helped by a solid chance in Heart Wood- can justify favouritism and prevail. Marwing was $3.40 top pick last night, just ahead of Brett Prebble and Zac Purton (both $4.50), who have decent claims. As well as Heart Wood in the feature race, Marwing pilots Connoisseur's Pick (race three) ...

  6. Track Lightning can take advantage of weight drop

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... placed a narrow second to Ambitious Treasure at his Happy Valley debut last time. Zac Purton rode Sure Forward on that occasion and, after taking the early lead in a slowly run race, the pair ... Purton and Alex Wong Yu-on combine with promising Flying Smart in the final leg and looks a potential banker play at his second run. Flying Smart may need more time, but his debut effort behind ...

  7. Departing Marwing cops hefty fine and two-day ban for careless riding

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Star Legend in the second event. Causing interference to the eventual winner Share Of Gold and Zac Purton was cause enough for the stipes to give Marwing a two-day ban and HK$35,000 fine. Purton was also reprimanded and fined HK$5,000 for directing an inappropriate gesture towards Marwing prior to the winning post. Marwing, who begins his ban after Wednesday's Happy Valley ...

  8. Precision Magic points the way to TT riches

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... He is unknown with the visor added, but is likely to get a cushioned ground to his advantage and, with in-form Zac Purton replacing suspended Prebble, he remains the clear banker play. Harry ...

  9. Costa Del Sol can shine on the dirt

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Triple Trio at the all-dirt meeting. In-form jockey Zac Purton, who has been aboard for the gelding's last five starts, gets the relative luxury of gate four after jumping from impossible ... with no cover. Purton was never able to get into the running line or gain any semblance of cover, and even though he was left posted out wide, his mount continued to give at the end of 1,200m to finish ...

  10. Size breathes some life into trainer's championship on a quiet night in city

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... on Tchaikovsky in the last race and he scratched when stewards would not allow Darren Beadman to replace the junior. Size claimed a double with Rare Treasure (Jeff Lloyd) and My Home Town (Zac Purton ... a long, strong run.' My Home Town gave Purton a thrill, as it was his first winner for Size, and the trainer was quick to praise the ride. 'It was crucial that he got around Cannonise ...




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