Pur­ton eyes big dou­ble

Townsville Bulletin - - Raceguide -

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.

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