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Jockey Comments: Joe McDonald Avondale Cup

We spoke to jockeys competing in the Joe McDonald Avondale Cup to get their comments on how the race went.

1st: Polzeath Jasmine Fawcett

Most genuine horse I've ridden. We were just n the right place at the right time.


2nd: Platinum Invader Leith Innes

Good run. They went pretty hard, got the right breaks. Good effort.


3rd: Etah James Shaun McKay

She's gone huge. Strong pace and off the bridle but she showed a turn of foot and the two miles for the Auckland Cup will be her go.


4th: Masetto Cameron Lammas

Got a good position, hit the front at the top of the straight and battled on well.


5th: Paisley Park Michael McNab

Got too far back and pulled too hard.


6th: Felaar Matthew Cameron

Top run. Got back a bit off the bit and stormed home well. Auckland Cup will be right up his alley.


7th: Soleseifei Trudy Thornton

Good run for the Auckland Cup.


8th: Intrigue Michael Coleman

Found the distance too far. An okay run.


9th: Jessiegee Opie Bosson

Probably didn't run out the 2400m with the 59kgs.


10th: Dragon Storm Lynsey Satherley

He's a out and out stayer that needs some cut in the ground and he's still learning the game. He'll improve.


11th: Concert Hall Ryan Elliot

Made to do too much early. She didn't stop quickly but got a hit across her nose.


12th: Final Suggestion Ashvin Goindasamy

Slow from the gates. Had to ride from the back but ran on well.


13th: Starrybeel Danielle Johnson

He was flat from the start. Not sure what to make of his run.


14th: Excalibur Richard Oliver

Needs a genuine gallop.


15th: Babiche Ryoya Kozaki

Wasn't in the race at any stage.


16th: Toms Lisa Allpress

She went a little hard near the lead, I should have been a little back further.


17th: Gabriel Masa Hashizume

Got back and was never in the race.


Last: Daytona Red Sam Spratt

Never was in the race.

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