Jamie Kah is back in the saddle and quickly claiming feature races again with a comfortable win in the Pakenham Cup (2500m) on Saturday.
Last season’s champion rider had been off the scene since August following her three-month ban for breaking COVID protocols but didn’t take long to return to doing what she does best – riding winners.
Kah, who often rides trackwork at Mornington, made her race riding return at Mornington on the Friday before heading to The Valley that night. While a win evaded her at both tracks, she quickly bounced back to claim the $300,000 Pakenham Cup with a faultless ride aboard the race favourite Smokin’ Romans.
Kah gleefully waved to the crowd as she eased the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained stayer down for a comfortable two-length victory.
“It’s great, terrific to be back, it’s amazing,” Kah said post-race.
“I’ve missed it greatly. To come back and get a winner like that is very rewarding and I’m just happy to be back.”
Kah shared the success with an elated crowd, taking celebratory photos with the Pakenham Cup in hand.
The victory bumped her up to 20th in the Victorian metropolitan jockey’s premiership with five winners now to her name. Last season, she became the first person to ride more than 100 Melbourne winners in a single season.