It's Right Timing to back popular Beadman
With perennial Jockey Challenge favourite Douglas Whyte sidelined through suspension, Darren Beadman has slipped seamlessly into the enviable role of leading trainer John Size's go-to man and has already had an impact.
Beadman, who is the stable rider for John Moore, has saluted on his last two rides for Size, both of them while Whyte served the first part of a three-meeting penalty.
Last Wednesday's double aboard Prosperity and Delta Hedge gave Beadman a three from four record aboard the fellow Australian's horses this season and a tie for first in the Jockey Challenge with Brett Doyle.
Today he climbs aboard four Size-trained horses, headlined by Right Timing - a horse seemingly screaming out for a mile and drawn perfectly in three. Other rides for the leading yard are Delish - who should improve with blinkers on in race five, Moneymaker (race seven) and Supreme Jewellery (race eight).
Beadman also gets the benefit of three strong chances from Moore - Craig's Pride (race six), Elegance Klammer (race nine) and Majestic Falcon (race 10) - all single-figure bets in winnable races.
Aside from the usual Moore higher graders, Beadman has also formed a deadly partnership with Danny Shum Chap-shing in the lower grades, riding seven winners - mainly in Class Four or Five.
Shum saddles up two Class Five gallopers rated near-favourite and to be ridden by Beadman. He rides Beautiful Choice in race four and Sugar On Top in the opening event.
Beadman won't be flashy odds - he was $1.85 favourite last night - but seems to have an all-round solid book of 10 rides that can carry him to victory.