Trainer Tony McEvoy and jockey Jamie Kah (Image: Racing Photos)
The band may not be fully back together just yet, but Super Saturday could be the perfect dress rehearsal for the Jamie Kah/Tony McEvoy partnership.
The duo, which dominated in South Australia before Kah moved to Victoria, will partner up in five races on Saturday, including the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap.
Kah has been back riding trackwork for trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy and with the stable's regular jockeys Luke Currie and Barend Vorster out with long-term injuries, the opportunities for race rides have significantly increased.
"It sort of just fell into place after Luke was injured, I've been doing a bit of work there," Kah said.
"They're very, very loyal people and as soon as you do some work for them they reward you.
"I'd love to (keep riding for them). They're just amazing people, they really appreciate jockeys, which is sort of a rare thing sometimes in Melbourne."
Kah rode 65 winners from 222 rides in 15 months before the partnership with the McEvoys broke up in November 2018.
This season she has ridden just 19 times for the stable for three wins.
But Kah is hopeful that turns on Saturday with a strong book of rides on a big program at Flemington.
She will ride Jyoti in the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes, Westport in The Nova100 Trophy, Despatc in the Newmarket Handicap, Pretty Brazen in the Kewney Stakes and Sisstar in the Incognitus Stakes.
Kah said Pretty Brazen, who will come up against Rubisaki in the Kewney Stakes (1400m), is 'flying'.
"I've been galloping Pretty Brazen the past couple of weeks and she's absolutely flying," Kah said.
"I've sat on Jyoti in her gallops and I jumped out Sisstar last Friday.
"I think they are all going pretty well, but Pretty Brazen, in the last week, her gallops, she's just felt amazing. She has come on so well so I'm looking forward to riding her."
Kah will also ride Paint The Town Two for Bevan Laming, Kentucky Breeze for Levi Kavanagh and two-time defending champion Harlem in the G1 Australian Cup for Lindsay Park.
The rising hoop said she was looking forward to getting back on Harlem, having been aboard for last year's successful defence of the crown.
"His prep coming into it is better than last year. He was going okay last year, but this year he has been very, very unlucky," Kah said.
"It's a very tough race this year but I think he's a good chance."