Christmas Carnival New Year's Day Races: Jockey comments from beaten favourites

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

Race 1: Stella Artois 2100

Donizetti Rosie Myers

It was her first run over ground and I fell she is just better suited to the 1600m trips.

Race 2: Mainstream Plumbing & Gasfitting 1400

Swisswatch Leith Innes

It was a good run from the 3yo against the older horses, he just got a little lost in the straight.

Race 3: Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes

Melt Michael McNab


Race 4: Stella Artois Royal Stakes

Contessa Vanessa Chris Johnson

She got a nice run in the race, she looked the winner at the furlong but the winner was just better on the day.

Race 5: Jamieson Park Auckland Guineas

Demonetization Jason Waddell


Race 6: Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final

Keep Up Samantha Collett

It was a fair run on that kind of track.

Race 7: Laser Plumbing Te Puke Avondale Cup

Five To Midnight Leith Innes

It was a good effort, the ones that beat us were just better off at the weights.

Race 8: Rich Hill Mile

Charles Road Michael McNab

He ran good, he lets himself down a bit with the way he runs around.

Race 9: Sistema Railway

Volpe Veloce Jake Bayliss


Race 10: Barfoot & Thompson 1600

Eagle Bay Rosie Myers