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Jockey Comments: SkyCity Eight Carat Classic

We spoke to jockeys competing in the SkyCity Eight Carat Classic to get their comments on how the race went.


1st: Jennifer Eccles James McDonald

Too good today. Travelled nicely and gave me a really good turn of foot when I asked. She was just too good. Just sit and steer.


2nd: Two Ilicit Vinnie Colgan

Good run. I blame myself. If I came outside James (McDonald), we could have won.


3rd: Showoroses Andrew Calder

Really happy with her run first time over a mile. She kicked really good and I was impressed with her.


4th: Manchu Shaun McKay

Gone super. Outside the leader and got a nice trip. She really tried hard.


5th: Coco Baci Craig Grylls

She kept grinding to the line and probably the trip in the Royal Stakes.


6th: Familia Leith Innes

Good honest run.


7th: Kaipaki Road Danielle Johnson

She went really well. She probably needs a little bit of rain.


8th: Showbeel Michael Coleman

Didn't have much luck in the running. Trapped three wide and boxed on ok.


9th: Diamonds Galore Matt Cameron

Great run. Blinkers on next time, she'll be right.


10th: Aalaalune Ryan Elliot

Got shuffled back at the corner and nearly fell.


Last: Tears Of Jupiter Troy Harris

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