McGregor Grant Steeplechase: Jockey Comments

We spoke to jockeys competing in the McGregor Grant Steeplechase to get their comments on how the race went.

1st: Max Isaac Lupton

Jumped and travelled throughout. He was at the right weight today and we'll see now. He'll be up in the weights now might be a bit harder for him.

2nd: Perry Mason Aaron Kuru

Top race. Stuck on well for second.

3rd: Lacustre Will Gordon

A top run. Much better over the fences. Probably needed the run slightly but exciting for the future.

4th: Chocolate Fish Shaun Phelan

A good run. Got bumped out of it on the hill the last time which probably cost us a few lengths and he lost some confidence but he'll be right on for the Great Northern.

5th: Gargarin Matthew Gillies

He went a good race. I just think the hill got him the last time and struggled but it was a good run from him. He'll push on for Hawke's Bay or Manawatu.

6th: The Arabian Duke Emily Farr

He's gone really. The track was a bit tacky for him. He came into it at the top of the hill and has run home well.

7th: Kings Kite Stephen Karnicnik

Went huge. Just needs a heavier track and needed the run.

8th: Joking Gary Walsh

I thought we had a chance coming into the last but lacked fitness.

9th: Magic Wonder Buddy Lammas

She went wonderful. She did everything well but just needed the run.

10th: Thenamesbond James Seivwright


LR: Highly Likely Shaun Fannin

He was travelling well but unfortunately he made a mistake and I came off.