We spoke to jockeys competing in the Sistema Stakes on Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day to get their comments on how the race went.
1st Sword Of Osman Opie Bosson
We got a great lead. He is a great horse and he will only get better.
2nd 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.
3rd Spanish Whisper Mark Du Plessis
She went good but the winner just got away with murder and I think she just came to the end of her prep.
4th Bocce Jake Bayliss
He is still a big kid. He has plenty of ability but you won't see the best of him until the penny drops.
5th The Real Beel Danielle Johnson
Up against the best 2YO's in the country she has run a great race and far from disgraced herself.
6th Melt Michael McNab
She just didn't seem to handle the track today. She wanted to get on the outside leg into the straight.
7th Tavisan Sam Weatherley (a)
It was a super run. In 6 months time at 1400m he will be a much better horse. Just wait for him at 3YO.
Last Not Usual Current Alysha Collett
It was a good run. He just come to the end of his 2YO prep. He will break maidens quickly at 3YO.