After each race at the Avondale Cup & Guineas Day Races, we spoke to jockeys of beaten favourites to hear their thoughts.
Race One: STELLA ARTOIS 1200
Madam Hass Vinnie Colgan
Just over-raced a little, sat outside Opie, the second horse swooped on us pretty quickly but ran on nicely.
Race Two: PAPATOETOE GLASS 1200 Virtuoso Lad Opie Bosson
Race Three: ECOCHILL 1500
Kaipaki Road Danielle Johnson
She got back near last, the race did't change complexion. Maybe some rain would help.
Race Four: BARFOOT & THOMPSON 1600
Iron Eagle Shaun McKay
He's gone well. Probably a month between runs just a bit too long.
Race Five: DUNSTAN FEEDS 1200
Short Fuse Danielle Johnson
She went really well today. She tried hard, probably just came to the end of it at the end. Sam (Spratt) had it easy in front and she's been hard to run down.
Race Six: JAMIESON PARK AVONDALE GUINEAS
Dragon Leap Opie Bosson
Race Seven: JOE MCDONALD AVONDALE CUP
Intrigue Michael Coleman Found the distance too far. An okay run.
Race Eight: AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXIS 2100
River Run Danielle Johnson.
Got back a spot further back. He's still learning but a win isn't far away.