Hong Kong’s champion jockey Zac Purton was at his brilliant best on Wednesday (9 September) night as he bagged a quartet of wins at Happy Valley’s first fixture of the season to find himself in an all too familiar spot: top of the premiership.
The Australian ace leads the title race after two race meetings with six wins from 17 rides, starring at a happy hunting ground where he has drawn a blank only once since 11 September, 2019.
“I would’ve been happy to ride a couple of winners, so it’s a great start,” the four-time champion jockey said.
Purton kicked off his four-timer by taking advantage of the inside draw with Harmony N Home in the first section Class 4 Quarry Bay Handicap (1200m); horse and rider enjoyed a sweet ground-saving run to victory.
“He had barrier one, he jumped well and sat on the back of the leader, he had a perfect run and that’s as good as he is, he couldn’t give me anymore,” Purton said.
The Hong Kong International Sale graduate registered his first win, and, as a 58-rater, looks set to step up to Class 3 for his next assignment.