After each race, we spoke to jockeys of beaten favourites to hear their thoughts.
Race 1: White Cliffs Timber 1200
Breezon Opie Bosson
He had every chance but the track was just too firm.
Race 2: Piazza D'Oro 1200
Fullinbloom Michael McNab
We just had no luck in the run.
Race 3: CMC Markets 1400
King's Cross Danielle Johnson
He went a great race today, he was pretty luckless in the straight. They run along at good speed today but I think any easing in the ground will help him. Whether he goes for a spell and waits for some wetter tracks now I'm not sure.
Race 4: Crombie Lockwood 2100
Jake The Muss Damian Browne
It was a good run, they just didn't seem to make ground in that race.
Race 5: Winger Maserati 1200
Howbowdat Maija Vance
It was a really good run, he just found a couple better on the day.
Race 6: Sistema Stakes
Avantage Mathew Cameron
It was a top run, the draw meant we had to go back, the second horse gave the winner an easy time in the running and she's done well to finish where she did.
Race 7: Royal Descent Stakes
Livin' On A Prayer Mathew Cameron
We got a good run in behind them but I think she has come to the end of her prep.
Race 8: Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes
Lizzie L'Amour Mathew Cameron
The good 3 was probably just too firm, she got out and found the line okay but she wants a bit of cut in the ground.
Race 9: Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup
Ladies First Jonathan Parkes
Race 10: PGG Wrightson 1600
Gundown Opie Bosson
He just got too far off them, it was too hard to make up the ground.