TOP Australian jockey Darren Beadman looks certain to turn his back on the stable of champion trainer John Moore and ride for Neville Begg next season. Beadman, enjoying a superb first season in Hongkong, last night confirmed receiving an offer from Begg. Begg, who currently retains Robert Thompson, only made the offer to Beadman yesterday - shortly before it became officially known that he had been given Jockey Club permission to retain a jockey next season. The Licensing Committee yesterday gave approval to 10 trainers to retain jockeys with Begg getting the nod ahead of Alex Wong Siu-tan, who currently retains Nigel Tiley. The Licensing Committee decision, allied to one already made to oppose a licence for the New Zealand rider under the three-year rule, makes it almost certain that Tiley will return home at the end of the season. Beadman, in third place on the jockeys' championship with 36 winners, said last night: ''I will decide in the next 48 hours whether to ride for Neville Begg next season. ''I received the offer from Begg today and I have already spoken to Moore about it. ''It was a very amicable discussion and if I do go to Begg's stable it will be entirely my decision. ''And I will stress straightaway and at any future time, that I have the greatest admiration for Moore as a trainer. That doesn't come into it. ''What I do not enjoy is the pressure cooker situation that I am in. It is difficult for other people to understand this but if the pressure or the job is in any way affecting my home life, then I don't want it. ''It may seem amazing to a lot of people that I could contemplate turning my back on a stable of 60 horses to go to one with just over 30, but those people don't really know me,'' added Beadman. The Melbourne Cup-winning rider has been a huge hit with Hongkong fans this season and the almost certain decision to move will leave Moore with the problem of finding a suitable replacement. There will be immediate speculation that the Moore job could go to Club jockey John Marshall, although he has a first-rate offer back in Sydney to ride for Anthony Cummings at the end of the Hongkong season. However, he has ridden with success for Moore on several occasions and the champion trainer could probably persuade him to change his mind . . . if, of course, Beadman makes the move. Tiley, who first rode in Hongkong as a Club jockey, was philosophical about his situation before yesterday's Licensing Committee meeting. ''It will be a question of whether Alex or Neville Begg gets a brief to retain a jockey but at least I will know quickly where I stand. ''I have appealed against the decision to oppose my application for a licence under the three-year rule and, frankly, I would hope I have a good chance. But a licence is not worth much without a job,'' said Tiley. Both Derek Cruz and Gary Ng Ting-keung were granted the necessary permission to retain jockeys for the first time and that paves the way for Italian-born British rider, Frankie Dettori, to ride in Hongkong permanently next season for Ng. He must still be licensed by the Jockey Club here but that should be a formality. Cruz has not yet decided on a rider but among others being considered is Briton Gary Carter. All trainers permitted to retain jockeys were given approval for another season with the exception of Wong and Eddie Lo Kwok-chow, who did not apply. Without a jockey next season, at this stage, is Geoff Lane who loses the services of Declan Murphy under the three-year rule. The Licensing Committee also granted assistant trainer licences to former jockey Danny Leung Wai-tak, Ip Wing-kwong and, as expected, currently licensed jockey, Dennis C.H. Yip.