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  1. Sport - Racing

    Perfect Cheers' consistency finally pays off

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... and the plan was for Zac Purton to position Perfect Cheers - who can be tardy away - as close as possible. As it turned out, the gelding broke better than expected and he raced outside the leader ... better," Fownes said. For the second straight Happy Valley meeting the wins were shared among eight different jockeys and trainers. Purton's win on Perfect Cheers only temporarily closed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1190162/perfect-cheers-consistency-finally-pays
  2. Treble for Prebble as Turbo boost sends him flying

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Zac Purton were level in the Jockey Challenge coming to the last race and $160 million was wagered on Turbo King and Romantic City as they went toe to toe in betting and eventually neck ... boilover in race three gave Yiu a winning double care of a tactful Zac Purton ride from barrier 12 which saw Classic Energy claim the Russell Handicap (1,200m) at 84-1. 'I was actually very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737782/treble-prebble-turbo-boost-sends-him-flying
  3. Noble Conqueror shows why he's king of the Valley

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Purton was the other riding star of the night with wins on Ever Beauty for Derek Cruz and the flying Romantic City for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai. 'I thought Romantic City was much more comfortable tonight than he was the first time around the Valley when he won last time. He's just got so much gate speed he's always going to be tough to beat here,' Purton said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736194/noble-conqueror-shows-why-hes-king-valley
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1084215/lucky-nine-and-little-bridge-short-their-best-hong-kong-jockey-club
  5. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest- February 16, 2014

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:31pm

    ... of a headache to manage than your usual lower grade battler. "If this horse misses even half a day of work he ties up badly," Schutz said. A perfect ride from Zac Purton helped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1429196/racing-digest-february-16-2014
  6. Sport - Racing

    Lord Dragon ready to make his mark in TT

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Fownes' four-year-old has fitness on his side, in-form Zac Purton in the saddle and should relish a return to 1,400m, making him a banker Lord Dragon ready to make his mark in TT After jockeys' championship rival Douglas Whyte drew level at the top of the table during the week, Zac Purton will be keen to strike back with Lord Dragon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1163509/lord-dragon-ready-make-his-mark-tt
  7. Sport - Hong Kong

    Quick back-up should benefit Flying Keeper

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... grade. It has been nine runs since then and in the last four there have been signs Flying Keeper is ready. Purton remains in the saddle and needs to navigate from gate eight. He should get ... and has drawn two and Prebble gets on for the first time. The other standouts are Endowing (Douglas Whyte) and Poetic Justice (Mosse). Sunny Ying (Tommy Berry) and Real Generous (Purton) require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1244343/quick-back-should-benefit-flying-keeper
  8. Coin toss likely to land in Prebble's favour

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

    ... Zac Purton ($65) could be the man to cause a major boilover, but he will need to score heavily with all his best chances. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740650/coin-toss-likely-land-prebbles-favour
  9. Beadman's joy comes with penalty

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... In the ninth event, the Long Ke Handicap, Beadman finished second on the David Hall-trained Ankh Morpork, but found himself the focal point of a protest from Zac Purton, from fourth placed Rocket ... was conceding three lengths to Beadman's mount before reducing that margin to slightly less than 11/2 at the finish. Stewards wasted little time in declaring Purton's objection sustained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640877/beadmans-joy-comes-penalty
  10. Sport - Racing

    Big week for Fownes begins with live Triple Trio hopes

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 08:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... of the rest- if Starting Over can replicate or go better than he did last start then he should win. Include Spirit Soaring (Zac Purton), after he drew one, while Able Magic (Derek Leung Ka-chun) ends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1425321/big-week-fownes-begins-live-triple-trio-hopes

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