We spoke to jockeys competing in the Karaka Million 2YO on New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million Raceday to get their comments on how the race went.
1st Avantage Opie Bosson
We got a great run from the gate. I always had a lot of horse under me. When I let her go, she exploded and found the line great.
2nd Al Hasa Hugh Bowman
Delighted with his effort. She was too good for him today but he is a nice colt for the future.
3rd Bocce Mathew Cameron
He stuck on great. We got softened up a little but he will be better at three.
4th She's A Thief Jake Bayliss
She was a touch slow away. She balanced up nicely, got a little lost in the straight but her last 100m was great.
5th Pinot Grey Cameron Lammas
She went great, box seated and traveled nice but just got tired late.
6th Thomas Aquinas Jonathan Riddell
He went great for such green horse.
7th Sir Nate Masa Tanaka
He ran home great. We had to go back from the draw and he flew late.
8th Sowrd Of Osman Michael McNab
He ran okay. Its all probably just too much too soon for him.
9th Imelda Mary Michael Coleman
It was a nice run, she made some nice ground.
10th The Real Beel Danielle Johnson
She just couldn't sustain the blistering speed.
11th Boy Next Door Rosie Myers
He is a neat horse. His first look at Ellerslie he was a little green but he was finding the line nicely.
12th Hattie Bee Sam Spratt
She just jumped too good for her own good because she just didn't have the speed to cross them, that meant we just got stuck wide. She will be better with time.
13th Scorch Leith Innes
He has pulled up a bit sore by the looks.
Last Nirvana In Fire Samantha Collett
He just got lost up the straight and the draw didn't help. He will keep.