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  1. Sport - Racing

    Grand Harbour headed in the right direction

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:40pm by Alan Aitken

    ... by premiership leader Zac Purton, and the gap between them closed back up to nine wins. Incidentally, Moore confirmed that Hugh Bowman will be aboard Dominant for him in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Stag to prove a Knight in shining armour for Moore

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:41pm by Michael Cox

    ... Ribot Legacy (Zac Purton) showing speed in an impressive recent trial after he was withdrawn at the start on Derby Day, rearing up in the barriers and getting his leg over the partition. He ... and Surrounded (Prebble) also look worthy of inclusion based on class, even without much all-weather track form. Consider The Only Kid (Purton) and Infinite Courage (Whyte). The middle leg is a Class ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Fownes stablemates to relish softer ground

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:27pm by Michael Cox

    ... off-season ratings drop and a turnaround in form to start the new term. Fun 'N' Games jumped to the front in the 1,000m trial, travelling sweetly in front for Zac Purton, with only Tony Millard's 85-rated German sprinter Great Storm getting the better of him on the line. Purton rides again and gets gate one. Finishing fourth in the heat was unraced Kiwi import Bunker Shot, putting ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Not so Plentiful for Purton

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Plentiful for Purton Zac Purton suffered "the curse of the big day" when he had to wait until the final event under threatening skies before he managed his only victory for the afternoon on the ironically named Plentiful. The gelding looked a solid chance in the race but probably not one of Purton's best mounts on a day that included odds-on favourite Bobo Dragon and a raft ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Purton ditches former dual horse of the year Ambitious Dragon

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey picks Military Attack to take on Jockey Club Cup, Hong Kong Gold Cup and Dubai World Cup, and a potential HK$150 million Purton ditches Ambitious Dragon A clash of schedules has forced Zac Purton to abandon former dual horse of the year Ambitious Dragon for incumbent Military Attack and left trainer Tony Millard with a headache ahead ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton leaving nothing to chance in title quest

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Zac Purton whacks the boxing pads relentlessly and is then asked for "20 more" by trainer Jason Cortis. Purton powers through the last set and then finishes the 90-minute session with 50 crunches as a downpour provides some welcome relief. Purton rides hard, plays hard, and is training harder than ever. "People sometimes just rely on their talent, but that's ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Purton makes no mistakes on Cerise Cherry

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Purton makes no mistakes on Cerise Cherry Never let it be said Zac Purton didn't look at last year's HKSAR Chief Executive Cup with a cold, professional eye even as he collected his trophy. Supreme Win got up in the last bound for Purton to win the traditional opening-day feature sprint, just getting the better of the Derek Cruz-trained ...

  8. Purton in box seat

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Good rides in six of the eight races put Zac Purton in the box seat for Jockey Challenge success tonight. Douglas Whyte has the numbers edge as usual with seven rides, but Purton's mounts are all rated near the top of their markets. Purton rides Industrial Legend, My Mate Adric, Wind Damper, Turf Magic, Charity Spirit and Happy Guys. Purton was the subject of support last ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Peter Ho's Archippus masters rise in trip

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 10:13pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer's decision to put his three-year-old straight up to 1,400m pays off as jockey Zac Purton loops around the field to score Ho's Archippus masters trip It was Zac Purton's idea to progress Archippus from 1,000m straight to 1,400m, but it was a tactical decision by trainer Peter Ho Leung that paid off as the talented ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Scalpel makes the cut for Triple Trio success

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 08:48pm by Michael Cox

    ... and a perfect draw at Sha Tin on Sunday. Golden Scalpel was a touch unlucky last start when beaten a short head over 1,800m at Happy Valley by Dragon Bachelor- a rival again here. Zac Purton, who rides ... for this type of race. Last time Purton had to ride Golden Scalpel along to maintain a spot early, but Man has put visors on Golden Scalpel, and that should ensure he is sharp enough to take advantage ...




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