Champion trainer Ciaron Maher is one trainer excited to see Kah back in the saddle and described her three month hiatus from riding ‘a joke’.
Maher has been a big fan of the champion jockey since her move to Victoria and has secured the services of the 25 year old for Pakenham Cup favourite Smokin’ Romans on Saturday as well as her first competitive ride back at Mornington on Friday.
Kah missed almost the entire Spring Carnival after the now infamous Mornington Airbnb party saw her suspended for three months and has spent another two weeks away from the track due to a broken nose caused during track work.
Trainer Maher said he had no hesitation in booking Kah again once she was ready to return to the track.
“She’s done what she’s done for a reason, we’re happy to have her on,” Maher, who co-trains with David Eustace, said.
“I think it was an absolute joke they (jockeys involved) got that amount of time off, anyway.
“She’s a resilient, strong woman. It’s pretty obvious from what she’s done (riding feats).”
Maher said he expects Kah to come back and pick up where she left off after winning the Victorian premiership last season with a record 105 winners.
“I’m sure she’ll take off where she left off … she would’ve done the same (used the time away to reflect and get better). She won’t have taken a backward step at all.
“I certainly would’ve loved to see her riding in the spring, but the silver lining is the break would’ve freshened her up.”
Kah currently sits on 8 wins for the season, 17 off Metropolitan Championship leader Damian Lane on 25.