Moreira & Purton Still Equal After Winning Doubles
- Joao Moreira and Zac Purton are both on 119 winners after the Happy Valley Wednesday night card
Jockey Joao Moreira. (Getty)
Moreira & Purton Ride Winning Doubles At Happy Valley
The enthralling back-and-forth battle between Joao Moreira and Zac Purton continues with each of the champion hoops scoring winning doubles on the Happy Valley May 20 meeting.
After Moreira squared the ledger at 117 a piece at Sha Tin on Sunday, it was Purton that took the early honors at Happy Valley aboard Dionysus Collin in the second race of the evening with the son of Dream Ahead finally breaking his maiden at start number twenty.
Moreira responded straight away via a super front-running ride on the Caspar Fownes-trained Lightning Steed in the Class 4 Tai Shing Stream Handicap (Race 3).
Neither were able to strike again until the penultimate race of the night where Purton took the favourite Golden Dash straight to the front and he led throughout for a soft victory.
Once again, Moreira has returned serve straight away with a win on the John Size-trained Shining Ace in the last race on Happy Valley's Wednesday night card with the consistent son of Testa Rossa bringing up his fourth victory for the season and second at Class 2 level..
That victory now makes it 119 winners each for Moreira and Purton with fifteen meetings left for this Hong Kong season.