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Christmas Carnival Boxing Day Races: Jockey comments from beaten favourites


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

Race 1: Otakiri Water 1400

Yearn Trudy Thronton

It was a great run I just think she is ready to step up to 1600m.

Race 2: Auckland Co-Op Taxis 1100

Nirvana in Fire Mick Dee

It was a very good run, he did it tough early. He just needs to relax better early on. He was very tough in the finish though.

Race 3: Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Qualifier 2100

Camino Rocoso Jason Waddell

He had a good run in transit and had every chance to win but just wasn't good enough today.

Race 4: Shaws Wires Ropes 1400

Embellish Opie Bosson

It was a good run, we got a long way back and he will improve with the run.

Race 5: Barfoot & Thompson 1600

Ripley Jason Waddell

It was just the wrong way to ride this horse, he needs to be ridden cold.

Race 6: Hallmark Stud Handicap

Chambord Opie Bosson

We just got held up and should have won.

Race 7: Dunstan Feeds 1500 Championship Final

Top Prospect Andrew Calder

He ended up a little closer than I would've liked but he just didn't sprint like I thought he would.

Race 8: Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic

Spring Heat Jake Bayliss

She jumped well and travelled nicely. We had to ride for luck and I thought we hit the front but she just peaked late.

Race 9: Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic

Hiflyer Jonathan Parkes

The shower of rain probably didn't help and back to 1600m will better suit.

Race 10: Coca-Cola 1200

Elusive Treasure Trudy Thornton

It was a huge run, especially with the gap between runs, he has a big heart and he will go places.

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