New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million: Windsor Park Stud City of Auckland Cup Jockey Comments

We spoke to jockeys competing in the Windsor Park Stud City of Auckland Cup on New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million Raceday to get their comments on how the race went.

1st Charles Road Jake Bayliss

He is a very nice stayer. He gave me a kick that wasn't as good as I know he can. He is a Group 1 horse through and through.

2nd Five To Midnight Hugh Bowman

It was a great Auckland Cup trial.

3rd Comin'Through Cameron Lammas

It was a good run. The barrier actually wasn't ideal for him. He travelled up and fought hard to the line.

4th Wildflower Chris Johnson

It was a good run. We got back and hit the line nicely.

5th Zacada Danielle Johnson

He went good. He probably just wants it a bit slower.

6th August Edition Samantha Collett

It was a nice gutsy run.

7th Von Tunzelman Leith Innes

He was just a little flat footed and one-paced.

8th Benzini Rosie Myers

We had a terrible trip. Its not ideal being caught wide with 60kg.

9th Symphonic Mark Du Plessis

She just doesn't stay.

10th Diesel Aisha Collett

The tempo wasn't run to suit. We would've been better to lead.

11th Gobstopper Sam Spratt

He probably wants some cut and a holiday. He wasn't there today.

Last Smedley Ryan Elliot (a)

It was a big ask for him out of his grade.