We spoke to jockeys competing in the CollinsonForex Karaka Cup on New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million Raceday to get their comments on how the race went.
1st Five To Midnight Johnathan Parkes
Fantastic win under the weight. He's come up super this season and the Auckland Cup in a month under set weight and penalties will be a great ride.
2nd Mongolian Marshal James McDonald
He had his chance. He's a miler with blinkers on.
3rd Sacred Day Michael McNab
He ran good. If he draw a barrier, he'd probably won.
4th The Good Fight Michael Coleman
A nice run. Kept finding the line nicely.
5th Gundown Matthew Cameron
A nice run. He probably appreciates the sting out of the ground.
6th August Edition Tommy Berry
Very nice run. I probably made my run a little too far out. A really good effort.
7th Bully Boy Kate Cowan
Got in a position on the fence where I couldn't get out and rolling when we needed to.
8th Redcayenne Donavan Mansour
A flat run. Last week at Wellington may have taken it out of him
9th Sasanof's Hero Samantha Collett
Ended up rolling forward on a slow speed early is against his racing pattern. He boxed on well for a while then weakened.