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Aethero can fly high

John Moore has Zac Purton’s services for arguably the most exciting of all of Hong Kong’s young guns, the unbeaten two-year-old Aethero (123lb), who steps up to handicap company for the first time in the Class 3 Riding High Together Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin on Monday (1 July). “We’ll get to see what he’s[...]
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Special delivers

Zac Purton has always said it would be a difficult task for him to match Moreira’s single season record of 170 wins, and he will need everything to fall his way in the five remaining fixtures if he is to get there. The champion jockey ended the night 18 wins shy of the target after[...]
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Quest flies to the win

Flying Quest (115lb) arrowed wide down the home straight to land last night’s (Wednesday, 26 June) Happy Valley trophy contest, the Class 3 Manawatu Racing Club Challenge Trophy Handicap (1650m). The David Hall-trained galloper flopped out of gate nine and was soon four lengths detached at the tail with Matthew Poon scrubbing along. But, up[...]
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Country returns

John Size and his ace Brazilian stable rider (Joao Moreira) will team up with Country Star in Wednesday evening’s penultimate contest at Happy Valley, the Class 2 Grass Island Handicap (1000m). The three-year-old has enjoyed a fine first season with five wins from nine starts but ran his only below-par race last time when 11th[...]
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Chicken Dance for 150

Zac Purton bagged his 150th win of the campaign when Chicken Dance took the Class 4 Kau To Shan Handicap (1200m) by three and a quarter lengths at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 23 June. That followed a score for the champion jockey atop the Dennis Yip-trained Ho Ho Feel in the 2000m Class 4.[...]
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Rocketing Voyage

Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior (133lb) in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) to take home a treble at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 23 June. “It was a good effort,” Purton said of the top-weight, who took his career tally to three wins and a[...]
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Styling for Schofield

Chad Schofield has developed a solid working relationship with John Moore in recent months and the young Australian is keen to deliver his biggest win for the master handler in Sunday’s (23 June) Group 3 Premier Cup Handicap (1400m) with Styling City. “I’ve been riding a fair bit for him, it’s good to get a[...]
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