Irvines Great Northern Day: Jockey comments from beaten favourites

After each race, we spoke to jockeys of beaten favourites to hear their thoughts.

Race 1: Coca Cola Hurdle

Storming The Tower - Emily Farr

"Ran super - tried his heart out on what is a very testing track."

Race 2: JRA Trophy

Adriatic Pearl - Trudy Thornton

"Just found the track far too testing. Will improve with the run given her last run was on 15 July. "

Race 3: Hyland Race Colours Steeplechase

Decoy - Matthew Cropp

"First time he's seen the live fence at Ellerslie. Also needed a better track."

Race 4: Barfoot & Thompson Steeplechase

Favourite, Lacustre, won

Race 6: Network Visuals 1200

Myrcella - Michael Coleman

"Far too wet for her."

Race 7: Irvines Great Northern Steeplechase

Favourite, Wise Men Say, won

Race 8: Tuckers Ridge Pies

Catarina - Mike Coleman

"Track just too wet for her. She just didn't handle it."

Race 9: Mackenzie High Country

Favourite, Philipa Charlotte, won

Race 10: Auckland Co-Op Taxis 1600

No Loitering - Jasmine Fawcett

"Went too hard early and had nothing left at the finish. He needs a better track as well."