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  1. Purton offers better value than rivals

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen With only 15 riders competing at tonight's Happy Valley meeting, the door is open for an upset in the Jockey Challenge and in-form Zac Purton looks a value chance at $7. ... chances. Purton, who won the Happy Valley Challenge two weeks ago, and Matthew Chadwick, $5 second favourite, appear the biggest beneficiaries. Purton's best hope comes in race three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711981/purton-offers-better-value-rivals
  2. Win More is jockey's motto

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The four-year-old Win More kept Zac Purton's winning roll going with the Australian jockey having failed to ride a winner at only two of the past nine meetings. ... three lengths to give Purton his eighth success for the month of January. 'He got a very easy time in the lead, nothing went near us, so he only had to give me the same sort of kick as he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668235/win-more-jockeys-motto
  3. Plum draw makes all the difference

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The wheel of fortune rolled Finezza's way at the barrier draw for the Clarke Quay Handicap (1,600m) and Zac Purton didn't have to be asked twice. The Australian made ... and 13, making his job so much harder, but had turned in good efforts including his initial win. 'A couple of gear changes and a gate made all the difference,' said Purton, who has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964099/plum-draw-makes-all-difference
  4. Island Speed finds winning rhythm

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... that race, a new jockey, Zac Purton, handled Island Speed on this occasion. In a much more sedate tempo, the trial unfolded rather more as the script suggested, with Purton parking Island Speed on the outside of pacemaker Master Cristo before towing his way to the front at the top of the straight. From there it was a picnic for Island Speed, who was given an easy time by Purton to score by four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621310/island-speed-finds-winning-rhythm
  5. Shum ready to throw Little Bridge into deep end after passing acid test

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of these good horses tend to do. 'It was a very pleasing result nonetheless, because he handled the bend, travelled well and got the distance no problems.' Jockey of the moment, Zac Purton ... and if you look at the stats for horses stepping up from a win over 1,000m to win over 1,200m the odds were probably stacked against him,' Purton said. 'There was a couple of worrying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727832/shum-ready-throw-little-bridge-deep-end-after-passing-acid-test
  6. Prebble can keep his cashed-up fans happy

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... favourite at that point. The upset chance might be Zac Purton, quoted at $10 but with the potential to be a point or two better if/when he fails to earn points in the first. Purton can win two races ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679601/prebble-can-keep-his-cashed-fans-happy
  7. Yiu and Fownes strike while the iron is still hot

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on Wednesday night when Zac Purton rode him, he didn't have the legs to get the front. He should handle Class Three, maybe over a little further,' said Lloyd, who was later suspended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980147/yiu-and-fownes-strike-while-iron-still-hot
  8. Tuscan Spirit returns to winner's circle but runs out of places to hide

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Purton said they had known the outcome. 'Just before and just after the post, I won it,' said Purton. 'But right on the line, Tuscan Spirit stretched his neck out and I knew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729154/tuscan-spirit-returns-winners-circle-runs-out-places-hide
  9. Whyte's navigation will be the key

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... tracks, but the switch to the straight course for the first time may bring improvement. Red Lucky Star (Zac Purton) has had little luck in his latest straight outings, but he has the disadvantage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990672/whytes-navigation-will-be-key
  10. No points, but Super plus takes prize

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Life after the 2,200m victory. Zac Purton capped a stellar month on Francis Lui Kin-wai's Serendipity, taking the Australian to 34 wins this season. Lui is planning a light preparation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994076/no-points-super-plus-takes-prize

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