After each race, we spoke to jockeys of beaten favourites to hear their thoughts.
Race 1: SUPERFENCE 1200
She's A Thief Jake Bayliss
Race 2: PAPATOETOE GLASS 1200
The Fame Game Jason Waddell
He got too far back from an awkward barrier and lacked clearing traffic. He went ok.
Race 3: WIRELESS RENTALS 1500
Acutus Jonathan Riddell
He battled away quite nicely.
Race 4: STELLA ARTOIS 1600
Tightlign Matthew Cameron
Huge run. Probably guilty of sitting a bit wrong at the start. A horse going forward, it was a good run.
Race 5: DUNSTAN FEEDS 1200
Ever Loyal Michael McNab
Race 6: SCHWEPPES AVONDALE GUINEAS
Cutadeel Matthew Cameron
Very Disappointing. He's had a beautiful run from the draw. Was niggling 700m out and he should have shown more. Hopefully something will show up and we have an excuse.
Race 7: COCA-COLA AVONDALE CUP
Mongolian Marshal Matthew Cameron
Disappointing. We thought he may not stay and that run confirmed it. He'll be a nice miler next time.
Race 8: AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXIS 2100
Nobu Opie Bosson
Top run. If he had drawn well, he would have won.