It?s Randwick for Beadman
Darren Beadman will make a fleeting visit to Sydney from Hong Kong to ride at Saturday’s Epsom Handicap meeting at Randwick.
Beadman’s main purpose is to test the Chris Waller-trained colt Much Much More in the Breeders’ Plate with the two-year-old on trial for a possible future in Hong Kong.
"Much Much More is owned by clients of John Moore and Darren has been asked to come over to ride him," Waller said.
"The colt is being assessed for Hong Kong.
"Darren will be able to give a guide on him."
Beadman is the retained rider for the John Moore stable in Hong Kong.
Much Much More passed his first public outing with flying colours, winning an 800 metre barrier trial at Randwick last week.
The Breeders’ Plate and the Gimcrack Stakes are the first juvenile features of the new season with Champagne Dynamite to contest the latter.
Trainer Gerald Ryan said the filly had come through her barrier trial win in fine shape.
Champagne Dynamite ran the fastest time of all the heats and finished 4-1/2 lengths in front of her nearest rival.
"I’ve had no problems with her at all since the trial or at any time," Ryan said.
"She goes to the Gimcrack in fine shape.
"I expect her to go very well. She’s fast, very fast."
The Breeders’ Plate for colts and geldings and the Gimcrack for fillies are both over 1000 metres.
Beadman does not yet have any confirmed rides in the four Group One races.
By Caryl Williamson