Beadman jumps the Rosehill gun
Beleaguered apprentice Mitchell Beadman has been given the all clear to resume his career by Racing NSW’s Riding Skills Panel.
But he will not be permitted to return at Rosehill on Wednesday.
He mistakenly accepted three rides at the meeting before satisfying the Riding Skills Panel he was able to conform to the revised whip rules.
Beadman was given the green light by the Riding Skills Panel on Tuesday when he was cleared by Ron Quinton.
The son of champion jockey Darren Beadman was serving an indefinite suspension after incurring multiple breaches of the whip rules in October, resulting in him being referred to the panel.
Chief steward Ray Murrihy said Beadman was free to take rides for Saturday’s Rosehill meeting.
"The instruction was to do the training and then accept rides, not accept rides and turn up for training, Mitchell was aware of that situation," Murrihy said.
"Ron Quinton passed him today and he is free to take rides for the weekend but he won’t be riding at Rosehill tomorrow (Wednesday)."
Beadman was referred to the Racing NSW licensing committee last month after failing to fulfil his riding engagements at Randwick on November 7.
He was referred to the committee by stewards to ascertain the status of his indentures to trainer Chris Waller.
It was thought Waller was going to become the fourth trainer to sever ties with Beadman after the no-show but he offered the youngster a lifeline.
Beadman will return to the saddle on Friday at Nowra on the NSW south coast.
Murrihy also said rising star Brenton Avdulla had applied to go on loan from his master in Melbourne, John Moloney, to Anthony Cummings.
Avdulla’s loan deal with Gai Waterhouse is due to expire this week and Cummings confirmed the 18-year-old was switching camps.
Cummings is hoping Avdulla can boot home a couple of winners for him on Wednesday at Rosehill but with all of the stable’s four acceptors being emergencies, it’s out of the Randwick horseman’s hands.
"They’ve put the rail out eight metres and I’m out with it, hopefully Unrepeatable and Perfect Rhythm get runs and Brenton can kick off with some winners," Cummings said.
"His two-kilo claim right now is pretty attractive but I think he’s a got a bright future well past that and he is a welcome addition to the ranks here."
Meanwhile, the Waterhouse-trained Rockwood trialled to stewards’ satisfaction at Rosehill on Tuesday.
Rockwood was ordered to trial after his disastrous effort in the Festival Stakes on Saturday when he was more than 44 lengths last.
The horse was found to be suffering from heart arrhythmia after the race in which he suffered severe interference.
A veterinary certificate, which will include the results of an electrocardiograph test, will be tendered to stewards by the Waterhouse stable on Wednesday.
By Russell Jackson