Grand Promenade, ridden by Jamie Kah, wins at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)
Jamie Kah entered the nineties in her quest to become the first rider to make it to 100 Melbourne winners for the season following an early double at Flemington on Saturday.
Kah made it win number 90 for the season with a four-length romp after leading throughout on the first race’s $1.35 favourite Grand Promenade before doing it in reverse for win number 91 when she came from last aboard Snickerdoodledandy ($3.30 favourite) to claim the second event over 1400 metres.
"Ooh ah, Jamie Kah," a delighted winning trainer Peter Moody said after her win aboard Snickerdoodledandy.
"She’s a lovely rider, isn’t she? Her record shows that.
"This filly has built to that win, she showed that the other day. Just got bloused by one at the weights and she took that nice improvement today with a nicely judged, well timed ride.
"I actually thought halfway down the straight that Patrick Moloney on the leader (Witchfulthinking) had controlled the race extremely well and she might struggle to get to it but who was I to doubt her?"
Kah paid tribute to the former Perth filly’s finishing sprint.
"I thought it was really impressive," she said.
"That leader, when it is right, is very hard to catch and I thought it was a massive effort from my horse from the rear of the field to build and pick it up like it did.
"I thought my horse might be reaching its peak (at the 200 metre mark) but credit to Peter Moody had her so fit and very sound. She’s a lovely horse to ride."
No rider has ever made it to 100 Melbourne winners in the one season with Brett Prebble’s 99.5 winners nearly two decades ago the biggest haul.
Grand Promenade gave Kah no troubles in the opening event after finding the front early in the small field.
"It was a good way to start the day," she said of Grand Promenade.
"He was beautiful. He gave me a lovely ride. Haky tried to put some pressure on us and at the 1000 (metre mark) I could feel him (there). My horse was just toying with him, he had so much left.’’