Leading jockey Jamie Kah underscored her status as the best driver in Victoria, if not the country, after another day in Flemington Headline from the Lightning Stakes win of the Nature Strip

After jumping on the sprinter’s back only once and never been in a race, Kah rode the Nature Strip as if she’d ridden him all his career, dropping the speedster Pippie and making the gelding shut up relax before retiring from an elite field

Jamie Kah steers Nature Strip to victory in the Lightning Stakes in Flemington on SaturdayCredit: Getty Images

Seven commentators, Bruce McAvaney, named Kah Australia’s premier female athlete This is their lead on the Premiership table of Victorian jockeys, which includes Damien Oliver, Craig Williams and Damian Lane, among others

Kah’s Group 1 win earned her 63 wins this season, 23 from the next best lane, while coach Chris Waller topped the race with the three-year-old filly September Run and climbed to second place.She’s the horse that’ll do it in three weeks Beating the Newmarket Handicap is

Kah had only won three Group 1 races of her career prior to Saturday – the Australian Cup in Harlem, the Makybe Diva Stakes in Gatting, and the Toorak Handicap in Mr Quickie – but her fourth will almost certainly be one of many there Even more to come.She only has one win in Group 1 ahead of Michelle Paynes five after pegging Claire Lindop to four

“I wish mum and dad could be here today,” said Kah after winning the race in front of empty Flemington stands

“It would have been great you had a table at the winning post and would have been there to cheer me on

“What a horse unbelievable I just let him do what he wanted to do back then. It used to be beautiful

“Pippie set a nice hot pace and he actually relaxed and dropped the piece. They’ll do that if you run that fast but it turned out just wonderful for him. He wanted to roll in a bit late but it did I didn’t really care. I just let him do what he wanted to do “

For the horse, it was Nature Strip’s fifth win in the elite and his first win since the TJ Smith Stakes last year

“We saw him sometimes fight first in the 1000m, especially in Group 1 Jamie was nice and patient. We knew there would be a lot of speed with Pippie early on and she kept her time and got him to the right one Time got going and let him keep pedaling

“We were very happy with him. Even though you watched his exams in Sydney and Chris was certainly happy with his preparation so far. Obviously he had a few problems in the spring and [it] seemed to be just a collection of things / p>

“Today he showed exactly why he was Australian Horse of the Year. We didn’t quite see that in the spring, but he came back here today and made his mark”

Williams said the September run was “amazingly in defeat” while Glen Boss reported that Bivouac had ridden a bit fresh but was improving from fifth place

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