After each race, we spoke to jockeys of beaten favourites to hear their thoughts.
Race 1: Logan Campbell Retirement Village 1400
Skyweka Cameron Lammas
She went great, the race just wasn't run to suit her.
Race 2: Auckland Elder Abuse Response Service 1600
Artiste Mathew Cameron
Race 3: Davis Funerals 1200
Below Zero Mark Du Plessis
She went really good, she was just a little wary in the straight but thats just because she's new to the racing game and leading probably didn't help.
Race 4: Dunstan Feeds 1500 Championship Qualifier
Its Destinys Child Maija Vance
We were a touch slow away so from the draw we went back and she just ran around a little in the straight, she will improve with the experience.
Race 5: Auckland Age Concerns 3yo Salver
Formidable Leith Innes
Race 6: Dunstan Feeds 1500 Championship Qualifier
Haussmann Leith Innes
He went really well, the gaps just didn't open for him and he went to the line untested.
Race 7: Accredited Visiting Service 1500
Howbowdat Maija Vance
From the draw, I tried to go back and get across but he was just too keen, rather than fight him I elected to let him slide forward mid-race and that effort just tolled late.