Partners Life raceday for Cure Kids: Jockey comments from beaten favourites

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

We also had an exhibition gallop from TE AKAU SHARK between races four and five, hear what Opie Bosson had to say about him below:

Te Akau Shark Opie Bosson

It was excellent work, to run the times he did by himself and with so much ease, you couldn't ask for him to be in much better order.

Race 1: Winger Maserati 2100

Felaar Danielle Johnson

They went very slow in front and I ended up getting back to last. He has had a bit of an up-and-down prep and I think that tolled when he hit the wall at the 150-metre mark, hopefully he can improve as he gets deeper into the prep.

Race 2: Partners Life 880

Bavella Leith Innes


Race 3: IRT 1400

Aniceta Opie Bosson

She just raced too fresh and was left found wanting in the end.

Race 4: Mondiale 1400

Swisswatch Eilish McCall (a)

We had to do a lot of work to get where we were in the run and unfortunately that just tolled in the end.

Race 5: Logistics Group 1600

Demonetization Michael Coleman

He was a little bit disappointing, he was off the bit a fair way out. He did pick up to the line but he should be travelling better than that early.

Race 6: Partners Life Soliloquy Stakes

Media Sensation Micheael Coleman


Race 7: South Auckland Racing Club Cup

Tiptronic Trudy Thornton

It was an average run, he didn't find much.

Race 8: Coverstaff 2400

Redcayenne Michael Coleman

It was a good honest run, he gave everything to the line. The winner just has the drop on us today.