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."