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  1. Final race key as Purton looks to upset Prebble

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Zac Purton could be the man to spring an upset on Jockey Challenge favourite Brett Prebble at Happy Valley tonight, in a meeting where the final race will prove critical to the overall point-score event. Purton has flying front-runner Romantic City to bank on in the last and, at $18, is a decent chance to topple Prebble- who will take the reins of the brutal backmarker ...

  2. Race form is fine, but Purton's ceremony style needs polishing

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Zac Purton hardly knew the protocol of the trophy ceremony after winning his first cup race at Sha Tin yesterday, but the Australian was happy to take instruction and learn ... in the post-race formalities as he initially missed the run with the bouquet of flowers for Mrs Hans Michael Jebsen, wife of the race sponsor. However, Purton quickly righted himself, delivered the flowers ...

  3. Promising Danzulu can make amends with his luxury weight

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... in a race that ended up being dominated by Regency Horse. Although beaten four lengths, the final stages of Danzulu's race was solid and also indicated he would have no trouble stepping up ... of the race, and little doubt without the traffic problems, he would have gone very close to winning. He will likely be ridden patiently from gate eight by Zac Purton, but expect him to be charging ...

  4. Charles The Great in a class of his own

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... can be settled down to understand and focus on his racing, then tonight's Class Two won't be the last or the best race he will win. Awkwardly drawn in eight of the 10 barriers, ...

  5. Resilient Rispoli keeps knocking and door opens

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of sufficient standing to warrant a licence is probably used to winning at least 100 races a year at home. So for Rispoli to have been winless from 73 mounts in his seven weeks before Monday must have ... Whyte will ride 100 winners any year; add the next four finishers in the championship and you can count on near enough to half the season's races already. The resurgence of the local ...

  6. Marwing worthy top pick

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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) and Longwah Kid (race four), both drawn inside alleys and strong winning hopes. Last-start winner Imperial Rome is his other chance. ...

  7. Middle pin the key to triple trio hopes

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and with Brett Prebble aboard, he will be getting the run of the race and suitable speed. Ferraris hoped Wednesday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Mile win with Sweet Orange would spark his miserable ... the depth right out of the race, with few other options. The Peter Ng Bik-kuen-trained Spicy Siam was sent around triple-figure odds on debut, but did enough to suggest a mile should suit, too, when ...

  8. Moment to savour for cool Purton

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... start to the season. 'He just bounded in the air at the start and after he went 50m I thought 'there's no use digging him,' because he can over-race,' Purton said. ... only raced once over 1,200m and didn't prove he couldn't handle it,' he said. 'I didn't have many options than to come to this race, so I gave him more slow work, so he ...

  9. With no Whyte, it's all about Purton

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Africa Light (race four), Lucky Chevalier (race five), Global Fame (race six), Victor Delight (race seven), Finn Maccool (race eight), Jung Gong (race nine) and Strathtay (race 10)- all of them single-figure odds in early markets. Prebble's competitive spirit will have him desperate to ride winners and he has some winning hopes, the best of them in the highest-rated races of the day ...

  10. Super night as flying Ng scores double

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... he would finish off like he did,' Ng said. Super Plus has made his name over short courses, but Ng said he felt the seven-year-old would cope with further and that was the post-race ... Chap-shing, who won his 16th race of the season and is second on the table. Eddy Lai Wai-ming became the only statistic in the stewards' room, but must be setting some sort of a record, with his ...




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