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Jockey Comments: Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup

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


1st: Roger That Sam Collett

He gave me a dream ride throughout and he really toughed it out.


2nd: Sound James Winks

Got a good run but found one better again.


3rd: Platinum Invader Leith Innes

Super run. Only being a four-year-old, better things next year.


4th: Etah James Shaun McKay

She's gone a huge race. She hit a flat spot at the 600m mark and took a while to wind up, once she wound up she hit the line good. Brave effort.


5th: Joe's Legacy Michael Coleman

He's run a great race. A drop of rain would help a lot.


6th: The Good Fight Sam Weatherley

He's run really well. Needs some easing of the ground, that's when you see him at his best.


7th: Azuro Opie Bosson

Got a little far off them but thought I was half a chance but he didn't really let down on the hard track.


8th: Felaar Matt Cameron

Really good run, just doesn't see out the two miles.


9th: Gorbachev Jonathan Riddell

Pulled a bit but he had his chance.


10th: King Of The Dance Cameron Lammas

He went alright. He ran midfield just kept battling away.


11th: Soleseifei Trudy Thornton

Battling bit of a run. Got held up momentarily but she had his chance.


12th: Bully Boy Danielle Johnson

Didn't see out the distance.


13th: Dee And Gee Leah Hemi

Found the two miles too far.


14th: Excalibur Sam Spratt

Just a bit unlucky.


15th: Dragon Storm Lynsey Satherley

Track too firm. Pulled up short.


16th: Big Mike Vinnie Colgan

I gave him a bit of a dig and was probably the wrong thing to do, I couldn't slow him down and he faded.


Last: Paisley Park Johnathan Parkes

He had to lead up the rest of the field to the front runner and just battled towards the end.

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