Vodafone Derby Day: Jockey comments from beaten favourites

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

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Race 1: Barfoot & Thompson 1200

Princess Kereru Michael Coleman

It was a good run, we just needed to get out a couple of strides earlier.

Race 2: The New Zealand Herald 1400

Pierrocity Danielle Johnson

She came into this without a trial so she will naturally improve. We got back in a race that didn't really change complexion either.

Race 3: Auckland Co-Op Taxis 2200

Comin'through Alysha Collett

It was a really good run, they went along at such slow tempo and he is an out and out stayer and going forward to the Auckland Cup he is a really good chance.

Race 4: Go Racing Syndications 1400

Tiptronic Chris Johnson

It was a good honest run, he had his chance but he just took an age to get going.

Race 5: Buffalo & Co 1600

Sacred Day Leith Innes

It was a good run, he had to get back off the good speed. He is still very green but he hit the line well.

Race 6: Mufhasa Fasttrack Stakes

Astor Samantha Collett


Race 7: McKee Family Sunline Vase

Contessa Vanessa Chris Johnson


Race 8: Darley Stallions Plate

Julius Jason Waddell


Race 9: Vodafone New Zealand Derby

Danzdanzdance Mathew Cameron

It was a top run, she is just a little inexperienced, when we tried to quicken across the top she just started climbing a bit. Once she got balanced yup the last 300m was strong, she will be a super horse next season.

Race 10: Headquarters Viaduct 2100

Velaar Danielle Johnson