Here are comments from the jockeys in the Westbury Classic that was run here at Ellerslie as part of the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million.
1st - Levante - Sam Collett - That was pretty impressive!I was a little nervous to say the least but she was so superior.
2nd - Our Alley Cat - Sam Weatherley - Just beaten by a very very good horse but courageous run.
3rd - Familia - Leith Innes - A super run. The winners very smart as we know but my girl stuck to her guns well.
4th - Star Of Bombay - Danielle Johnson - She got a little further back than expected, she was a little madam in the gates but she's probably run up to her best.
5th -Showoroses - Vinnie Colgan - A bit disappointing really but she raced a little bit keen early.
6th - Travelling Light - Michael McNab - She was a little unfocused in the run, raced a little bit keen so I've suggested blinkers next time out but she ran well.
7th - Miss Labasa - Wiremu Pinn - She went really good. Probably be better suited left handed.
8th - Pierina - Lisa Allpress - Maybe feeling the track a bit.
9th - Kiwi Ida - Chris Johnson - She got back and found it a bit hard to make ground from back there.
Last - Karalino - Craig Grylls - Got back , travelled okay but couldn't quite quicken with them. She'll be better back in her own grade.