Purton to ride Blizzard

Blizzard will be attempting an Australian form reversal on Saturday.(Photo: Wally O'Hearn)

Blizzard will be attempting an Australian form reversal on Saturday.(Photo: Wally O’Hearn)

Prominent Australian jockey Zac Purton has been booked for the Cambridge galloper Blizzard in the Gr.3 A$150,000 Coongy Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday.

The David and Emma-Lee Browne-prepared Blizzard will face 10 opponents in the 2000-metre event with two of the original acceptors, De Little Engine and Tarquin, already being withdrawn.

Blizzard will carry the 54kg minimum and his opposition includes the former Tasmanian tearaway leader The Cleaner and It’s Somewhat, a last-start winner of the Gr. 3 Craven Plate at Randwick who was third to Winx in his previous outing, the Gr. 1 George Main Stakes.

Blizzard finished runner-up to Admiral in the Listed Karaka Classic at Pukekohe before tailing the field home in his Australian debut in the Moe Cup on October 13.