Purton eyes big double
ZAC Purton is poised to claim a stakes double at Randwick today.
Purton rides the Graeme Rogersontrained Illuminates in the Listed Canonbury Stakes (1100m) and later in the day will partner Silky Red Boxer in the Group Two Villiers Stakes (1600m).
Purton said he was looking forward to being reunited with two-yearold Illuminates after he rode her to a last-start victory in the $100,000 Magic Millions Wyong Slipper on December 10.
‘‘She has great gate speed and is a very tough type of filly,’’ Purton said.
Purton rides Silky Red Boxer for only the second time in the Villiers after being aboard the former New Zealander when fourth to Fighting Fund in the Scone Cup (1600m) in May.