Suspended trainer Tony P. H. Chan has applied to the Jockey Club to be re-licensed. Chan, who was held in the swoop 18 months ago by the ICAC after a Sha Tin race meeting, has been suspended by the Jockey Club since although he has not been charged. Chan, a one-time champion jockey, continues to live in his trainer's apartment on Sha Tin racecourse but has not officially trained a racehorse since March last year. Last year both Chan and fellow trainer, Stephen S. L. Leung, also involved in the original swoop, applied to have their licences re-issued without success. Leung, who has not applied afresh for his licence, also remains suspended. The Licensing Committee is due to meet for the first time soon under the chairmanship of Ronald Arculli. Chan's application will be on the agenda. Meanwhile, jockey Paddy Payne has ridden an important winner in Australia - and wound up with a suspension. Payne, refused a licence by the Jockey Club here this season, won the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley on St Clemens Belle. It was Payne's most significant victory since returning to Melbourne from Hong Kong and a short spell in England. Payne's ride drew fulsome praise from connections but stewards decided later that the quietly spoken jockey had been guilty of careless riding in the 1,200-metre Group Two event.