After each race, we spoke to jockeys of beaten favourites to hear their thoughts.
Race 1: VODAFONE EVENTS CENTRE 2400
Vee Cece Taiki Yanagida
Race 2: SKYCITY AUCKLAND 1400
Wild Like Donavan Mansour
Very immature. About four months away from showing his best.
Race 3: BEKO APPLIANCES 1400
Monaco Trudy Thornton
Huge effort. He's just feeling his joints a little, and he'll probably be put aside until next summer.
Race 4: 100% APPLIANCES 2YO 1300
Rainbow Dash Kelly Myers
Race 5: ELECTROLUX SPRINT
Rikki Tikki Tavi Sam Spratt
A honest run. I thought we were going to go past them when we joined the leaders, but lacked that last finishing bit.
Race 6: VECTOR WERO WHITEWATER PARK 1200
Walkin' By Donavan Monsour
Race 7: BEKO APPLIANCES 3YO MILE
Jip Jip Rock Trudy Thornton
I thought I could have won it in the room, the winner was laying over me throughout.
Race 8: WESTINGHOUSE MILE
Tightlign Sam Spratt
Traveled in behind nicely, got a nice trip but when we straightened up never kicked on. Tried to bore out a fraction too. A little disappointing.
Race 9: THE RISING FOUNDATION 1400
Reevederci Michael Coleman
Nice run. Got back on slow pace but hit the line nicely.