After each race, we spoke to jockeys of beaten favourites to hear their thoughts.
Race 1: Pakuranga Hunt Landowners Hurdle
Storming the Tower Shaun Phelan
He just blew out, his fitness will improve with the run.
Race 2: Lumbercorp NZ ltd Hurdle
Cruiseo Shaun Phelan
It was a top effort, we were just out sprinted in the end.
Race 3: Aircon Services ltd 1200
Kensington Michael McNab
His run was really good, he just struggled in the ground a bit. He's probably looking for 1400m.
Race 4: Bridges Insurance 1600
Megablast Michael Coleman
Race 5: John Prangley & John Kloosterman Memorial Steeplechase
Max Isaac Lupton
Race 6: The Shackler Aaron Kuru
It was a long time between runs but he also didn't handle the track.
Race 7: Magness Benrow Amateur Riders 2200
Savasava Bailey Rogerson (am)
The weight and track probably cost us today.
Race 8: Wise Men Say Isaac Lupton
He ran well. The improved track just helped Amanood Lad carry his weight a bit more than my horse.
Race 9: The Kipling Girl Michael Coleman
She just got tripped up by the track.