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Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup: Jockey Comments


We spoke to jockeys competing in the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup to get their comments on how the race went.

1st: Glory Days Sam Collett

Settled a fair way off them for the majority of the race. She towed me into the race and really did it herself. Unreal.

2nd: Five To Midnight Johnathan Parkes

Had a good trip. Game run for second.

3rd: Blue Breeze Chris Dell

He's a game little horse. Three wide the trip but it wasn't bad on the conditions. Top of the straight I thought I was the winner but beaten by a better horse.

4th: Dee And Gee Sam Spratt

Super run. Bold along in front and pulled a bit down the back but stuck on well.

5th: Vengeur Masque Opie Bosson

He ran a good race. He's done it a bit hard but he battled on.

6th: Gundown Matt Cameron

Really good run. He's probably a year away but he's shown he's up with the big boys so he'll be there next time.

7th: Charles Road Craig Grylls

A touch disappointing. He traveled pretty good but we were down in the worst of it and couldn't get out. Turning in he was traveling good, saved some ground but when I let his head go, he was struggling.

8th: Verry Flash Rowena Smyth

He's traveled up really well but hasn't finished it off first time over ground.

9th: Kamada Lincoln Cameron Lammas

He's a pulled a bit early and din't see the distance out.

10th: Rock On Robbie Hannam

Handled the track but probably didn't see out the two miles. Nice.

11th: Duplicity Ryan Elliot

Beautiful run in transit but hasn't stayed.

12th: Peso Rosie Myers

A bit of a disappointing run. He travelled beautifully but didn't quite let down today.

13th: Delegate Michael McNab

Didn't stay.

14th: Prince Jabeel Leith Innes

He's had a hard campaign and the track tripped him up today.

15th: August Edition Darren Danis

Didn't see out the distance.

Last: The Rebel Knight Trudy Thornton

Doesn't stay.


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