DARREN Beadman rode his first Hongkong treble at rain-lashed Sha Tin yesterday - and his timing could not have been better. Beadman's treble, which won't be his last, helped propel John Moore into a commanding position at the top of the trainers' standings. It also smoothed over any potential difficulties in Beadman's relationship with Moore following the announcement that the brilliant Australian jockey will almost certainly be riding for Neville Begg next season. There is a lot of ''face'' involved in a trainer losing a jockey of Beadman's calibre to another. But there is even more ''face'' in being the champion and Moore looks odds-on to make it three titles in succession which would be a remarkable feat in a vibrant racing scene which is become more and more competitive as each season passes. Beadman scored on Moore's pair, the well classified Super Falcon and the improving Jollity in the day's second and fourth events, before completing his treble when Lawrie Fownes' Money Spinner slogged his way to the line to pip King Wongchoy in a modest sixth event. The treble took Beadman to 39 winners and cemented his position in third behind Tony Cruz and Basil Marcus in the jockeys' championship. He is expected to confirm his decision to move to Begg in the next 24 hours. It also left Moore singing his praises. ''I thought Darren rode a terrific race on Jollity considering he was drawn out so wide. ''In fact he rode brilliantly today and, should he decide to go, he will be a hard man to replace. ''The whole thing really caught me a bit unawares. My father had told me from Australia that word was getting around that Darren may be moving. ''I will now have to sit down and think things over. I didn't think I had put Darren under too much pressure this season but there you go. ''I don't know who I will be signing yet but there are possibilities both here and abroad.'' Jollity and Super Falcon were significant winners for Moore, not just because they provided him with some welcome breathing space at the top of the table but also because they indicated that his yard is finally coming back to form. Moore went on: ''There are still one or two with viral problems but I also have a number that are now well placed. ''Jollity is a good young horse who had to miss part of this season after cracking a cannon bone when cast in his box. He's a nice prospect. ''Super Falcon was well placed back in Class Three against a generally weak-looking field.'' The way Jollity eased clear of Super Bingo II in the fourth, the pair pulling clear of their rivals, suggested he could be winning again. For Lawrie Fownes, Super Bingo II's defeat was a crunch result. Had the first two positions been reversed it would have been Fownes who had trained a double and was sitting pretty alongside Moore. ''It could be crucial race in terms of my championship chances,'' admitted Fownes who has revitalised Super Bingo II in the short period he has had him in his care. The Fownes camp gained some compensation and kept their championship aspirations alive when Money Spinner was given the full Beadman treatment to catch rank outsider King Wongchoy in the final strides of the Class Six, sixth event. Money Spinner's stablemate, Smart Boy, was the hard luck story of the race. Starting the seemingly more fancied of the pair, he simply couldn't get a run at all over the final 300 metres as beaten horse after beaten horse fell back in his face.