TRC rankings star: Jamie Kah

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Jamie Kah: Caulfield treble for world’s highest-ranked female rider. Photo: Racing and Sports

+11 Jamie Kah

Jamie Kah (+11pt, #41 from #58) extended her lead in the Victoria state jockeys’ premiership with a Group-race treble at Caulfield on Saturday – cementing her status as easily the world’s highest-ranked female rider.

Kah, who turned 24 in December, landed a pair of G3 contests at the Melbourne venue with General Beau and La Mexicana – both by a short head – before a G2 success on Prophet’s Thumb in the Rubiton Stakes. This time she had more to spare: the margin was a head.

A former three-time champion in Adelaide, Kah moved to Melbourne at the start of 2019 and now has a healthy lead in the metro jockeys’ race, having exited the weekend with a 56-40 margin over closest pursuer Damian Lane.

If anything, her superiority over her fellow females in the world charts is even more clear-cut as she is the only woman in the Top 100, though Hollie Doyle and Rachel King are knocking on the door at #110 and #112 respectively.

Meanwhile, can’t let this week pass without mention of a massive move from Chilean colt Preparante (+160pt, #34 from #152), who catapulted himself into the Top 40 with a thumping El Derby victory at the Valparaiso Sporting Club.

Trained by Oscar Silva (+7pt, #205 from #301) and ridden by Guillermo Pontigo (+10pt, #123 from #187), he scored by 4½ lengths from heavily backed Oaks winner La Poetisa. His current total of 1,149pts makes his clear #1 in South America ahead of Argentina’s Strategos at #53.

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