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