Here are comments from the jockeys in the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup.
1st - Ocean Billy - Jonathan Parkes - A terrific staying effort. Great for Bill and all his connections. A super staying effort.
2nd - Charles Road - Michael McNab - I didn't have any luck during the run. He's run out of his skin. He's run a really good second.
3rd - Sound - Troy Harris - A good run. We got on to the back of Ocean Billy coming in, just couldn't get past him.
4th - Platinum Invador - Leith Innes - Got shuffled back a bit. Probably should have followed Troy on Sound but it was a good run.
5th - Daytona Red - Vinnie Colgan - He was just one paced the whole way. Couldn't hold his spot down the back and got shuffled and then just whacked away.
6th - Vedo Rosso - Lynsey Satherley - A super run. This time next year this race will be right up his alley. Got a bit further back than I wanted but it gave me a bit of time to get out at the half mile and get rolling. It was a really good run.
7th - Roger That - Trudy Thornton - He actually went a really super race. He got a check last start and probably didn't get the run he needed as he was just found wanting the last bit.
8th - Swords Drawn - Sam Spratt - Nice run. Found the line alright. Ran on as he always does.
9th - Lincoln King - Danielle Johnson - He was pretty disappointing today. I had to give him a couple of flicks out of the gate and he's just been a little reluctant to go. Whether he needs a little spell now and whack a bit of head gear on him
10th - Justamaiz - Andrew Calder - He just battled in the straight today, may just be looking for a little freshen up.
11th - Robusto - Samantha Collett - I had a nice run throughout but at the 800m I just didn't have the horse under me. She might be better sticking to the 2000m.
12th - Lochwinnoch - Ashvin Goindasamy - Out of his grade and didn't get the distance
13th - Dance Card - Samantha Wynne - We had a lovely run in transit. Probably didn't get out when we needed to but she just whacked away in the straight.
14th - In A Twinkling - Opie Bosson - Na , he's just not going good enough.
15th - Justa Boy Bullseye - Sam Weatherley - Today was probably just out of his range. He is a really really nice horse and he will win a few more races.
16th - Bluey's Chance - Akshay Balloo - Just no luck in the running. He got pulling too hard and didn't help himself.
Last - Star Tsar - Craig Grylls - He may have fibrillated as we had a good run until then. Led then had a bit of cover. Relaxed really well and then at the 800m he just stopped.