Is Jamie Kah first time a positive gear change? Yes, this season, the Victorian metropolitan jockey champion-elect’s record aboard gallopers new to her is 48 wins in 235 races for a 20.43 per cent strike rate and a 6.83% return on investment.

Twelve of Australia’s 50 winningmost jockeys this term are showing a level-stakes profit when only their first-ever rides of thoroughbreds are included in calculations. Kah is seventh on win percentage and eighth on ROI percentage, with James McDonald (26.59%) and Clint Johnston-Porter (68.81%) topping the win and ROI ladders, respectively.

In descending ROI percentage order, this season’s Australian ranking is Johnston-Porter (68.51%), Jye McNeil (30.15%), Barend Vorster (22.62%), Damian Lane (20.43%), Ryan Wiggins (10.47%), Tommy Berry (7.83%), Kyle Wilson-Taylor (7.52%), Kah (6.83%), McDonald (5.75%), Justin Stanley (5.18%), Aaron Bullock (1.83%) and Ben Looker (1.79%). These figures are based on starting prices and correct as at 30 March.

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