Here are comments from the jockeys in the DoubleTree By Hilton Karaka Million 2YO that was run here at Ellerslie as part of the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million.
1st - On The Bubbles - Jonathan Parkes - He's just a super horse and honoured to be able to ride him. A bit nervous from the wide barrier but we got the job done and that's what counts.
2nd - Sneaky Shark - Sam Collett - A super brave run.
3rd - Avonallo - Lisa Allpress - A great run but first and second were just too good.
4th - Sophisticardo - Troy Harris - A massive run. I thought we were half a chance turning in but he's battled on well for fourth.
5th - Brazen Blue - Leith Innes - A super run first time right handed.
6th - Western Springs - Vinnie Colgan - Really happy with my horse. He's more a 1400m 3yo type.
7th - Callissident - Sam Weatherley - A really good run from a green horse. I think she'll be a really good chance at Manawatu.
8th - Millefiori - Danielle Johnson - She just didn't quicken today. Maybe the quick back up was too much for her but she's going to make a really nice late 3yo
9th - Seven Twenty - Wiremu Pinn - Very unlucky. She's gone super.
10th - Follow Your Dreams - Craig Grylls - He just over raced throughout. He's going to make a lovely 3yo.
11th - Brix - Taiki Yanagida - She may have been feeling the ground but she tried hard
12th - Mr Blue Sky - Michael McNab - Not his day today.
13th - Cherokee Warrior - Lynsey Satherley - He did well to get here but he needs to go out now.
Last - Miss Ipanema - Sam Spratt - They just went a bit quick for her. I tried to go forward but they were too quick