PREMIERSHIP leading jockey Jamie Kah continued her emphatic record with the Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained La Mexicana at Caulfield on Saturday 17 April.
Combining for the eighth time in the I Am invincible filly’s career, Kah once again managed to get the best out of La Mexicana to win the $150,000 VOBIS Gold Dash and bring up the filly’s sixth win with Kah onboard.
Returning from a seven-week let-up after a failed Sydney trip for the Group One Surround Stakes (1400m), La Mexicana was right back to her best at Caulfield with the VOBIS riches up for grabs.
Jockey Jamie Kah positioned La Mexicana right behind the speed before peeling out rounding the home bend. The consistent filly was full of running in the sprint home and held a comfortable one-length margin over her rivals on the line.
Pinecliff, Mount Eliza-based co-trainer Anthony Freedman was pleased to see the talented filly return to form.
“Sydney just didn’t work for her but she’s quite a quirky mare and the travel and the different environment just didn’t suit her so we brought her straight home and got her back into her normal routine,” Freedman said post-race.
“[Jamie] has won nearly every time on her. The mare loves her and I think they get each other. We’ve just got to try and get her to stay on her now for the race in Adelaide.”
Freedman said the plan has always been to target the Group One Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide with the reliable filly – a race that the Freedman’s had most recently won in 2018 with Shoals.
“She’s won over 1200m in the past. If we were to get some wet weather that’d help but I think the fact that she’s reliable it’ll just be a case of how she handles the trip,” Freedman said.
“Being a three-year-old fillies race, she’ll come down in weight but she’s probably going to have to lift off today because it’ll be a very good race.”