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  1. Sport - Racing

    Strong start crucial for Purton upset in Jockey Challenge

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 09:22pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Strong start crucial for Purton upset Short-priced favourites in the two feature races ensure Joao Moreira is top pick in Sunday's Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin, but better value may be found shopping elsewhere- and backing Zac Purton- on an otherwise wide-open day. Sterling City was early favourite in the Group One Chairman's Sprint ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Joao Moreira replaces Zac Purton as rider of Military Attack for Gold Cup

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 09:56pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Brazilian ace gets plum ride in next weekend's Gold Cup, replacing Purton Moreira adds potency to Military Attack The worst-kept secret in racing was confirmed on Tuesday when trainer John Moore announced Joao Moreira would replace rival Zac Purton on reigning horse of the year Military Attack in next weekend's Group One Citibank Hong Kong ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Purton can produce a Triple Trio Smile on his return

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:28pm by Michael Cox

    ... Purton can produce a Smile on his return in Triple Trio A re-energised Zac Purton returns from a two-meeting suspension on Saturday and should salute in the final leg of the Sha Tin Triple Trio ... and this time he draws a gate. It was only barrier 11 that beat Celestial Smile last time out, Purton forced to take a hold and race at the rear in a race where leader Mighty Equus dictated terms. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton 'tubby' but recharged after suspension

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 11:25pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Championship leader returns to the track today ready to renew battle against challenger Moreira Purton 'tubby' but recharged after suspension Jockeys' championship leader Zac Purton says he returned from a holiday during his two-meeting suspension a touch "tubby", but also recharged and ready to wrest momentum back from rampant ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Purton could still snatch the title, warns rampant Moreira

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:44pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The Magic Man scores a four-timer but thinks his poor record with the stewards could swing the Jockey Championship in the Australian's favour Purton could still snatch the title, warns Moreira Joao Moreira believes leader Zac Purton is the most likely winner of the Jockeys' Championship, even after a four-timer at Sha Tin took him ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Purton back to scintillating best with four-timer

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 10:06pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Purton back to scintillating best with four-timer By the time the last race was run and won Zac Purton already had his feet up enjoying a well-deserved ... way to go yet, you guys want to keep writing about it, but I'm not talking it up Zac Purton Purton only had six rides, all coming in the first six races, and made the most of his ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Nash Rawiller won't compromise his skills by riding at lighter weight

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:21pm by Michael Cox

    ... regularly. He follows in the footsteps of many jockeys to successfully switch from Sydney to Sha Tin, including defending champion Zac Purton, and most recently Hugh Bowman, who rode 13 winners ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Purton goes on 'holiday' feeling good with brace

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 09:51pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Double delights Australian, who welcomes break in Philippines, before his return to Sha Tin on February 8 Purton goes on 'holiday' feeling good with brace Who knows how pivotal Zac Purton's running double to close the day was in the context of his Jockeys' Championship duel with Joao Moreira, but one thing seems certain: a mid-season two-meeting ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    All hail Hong Kong racing's off-season, unmatched around the world

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 07:16pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... for everyone though, with the top jockeys in particular in the wars. Zac Purton rode six winners from 20 rides in a Japanese stint cut short by a heel injury, while Joao Moreira was struck down ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Millard bids for success in Triple Trio season opener

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Michael Cox

    ... (Zac Purton) has been incredibly costly for punters throughout his career- in 25 starts he has been in the top four more often than not, but has yet to win. An off-season drop of four pounds, ... on an all-time low rating of 46. Zac Purton jumps on Sensation, who can be considered despite a wide gate, while Gallant Rock (Karis Teetan) should be thereabouts. Gallant Rock started 3.7 in his only ...




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