HAS the last been seen of prodigiously talented but no less temperamental apprentice Roger K. H. Yu? What will be the fate of quality English lightweight Brett Doyle? And will seven-time former champion jockey Basil Marcus return for a two-month period starting in December? These and other questions will be answered by the Licensing Committee when it deliberates on Tuesday. These are big calls to make. Yu would clearly be a big hope for the side in that he is one of the few local riders who is almost certain to make it big and the Jockey Club has invested heavily in his future. If only Yu would invest in himself. What adds another complexity to his case is that if the Licensing Committee withdraws or cancels his indentures in the face of numerous transgressions on and off the track, you can bet your bottom dollar that there's a race club, not a million miles away from here, and one which at times appears to enjoy a slightly adversarial relationship with the Sports Road mandarins, which will welcome him with open arms. Doyle's case will take plenty of unravelling, too, but here the bottom line may well be that high-class lightweight riders do not grow on trees. And if his application for a Club jockey position fails, in the wake of his breakdown of his retainership with local trainer Andy Leung Ting-wah, then it is not immediately obvious as to who is capable of filling the resultant void in the riding ranks. You always needs a bit of luck in this game and Doyle may have had it yesterday. He is currently serving a 12-meeting suspension for what was deemed to be a 'quiet' ride on the Gary Ng Ting-keung-trained Speed Win at Happy Valley's opening meeting of the season. Doyle has always fiercely protested his innocence and yesterday Speed Win finally managed to lose his maiden tag at his 36th time of asking. And how was Speed Win ridden? Yep, you guessed it, as quiet as a church mouse. Compared to these the Marcus case would appear a piece of cake. Two more riders were yesterday sidelined to racing's sin bin, albeit only for three meetings. Apprentice Billy C. P. Ting was the first to go for careless riding aboard the Ivan Allan-trained Flying Knight in the second event, while Englishman Wendyll Woods scored something of a pyrrhic victory on the Lawrie Fownes-prepared Saintly Partners. Woods was deemed responsible for causing interference to Felix Coetzee's mount Medic Hero and immediately starts a three-meeting suspension. Things go from bad to worse for Club jockey Dane O'Neill. The Irishman has just one Hong Kong winner to his name and yesterday the Prince Of Wales Hospital was originally asking for a $45,000 deposit before they'd stitch a deep cut to his ear sustained when the wayward Bear With Me went off in the barriers prior to the fourth event. Clearly there were wires crossed between the hospital and the racecourse as all jockeys are provided with comprehensive medical insurance by the Club. As for Bear With Me, he's only been asked to trial. Yet it was he who injured Douglas Whyte, again in the stalls, causing him to miss the ride on Indigenous in last season's Dubai World Cup and Bear With Me has burst through the gates in at least one trial this season. Put it this way, the jockeys won't be lining up to ride him. Yesterday's Chinese Recreation Club Challenge Cup card, admittedly run in inclement conditions, saw just 19,707 on course at the New Territories venue with a further 6,164 at Happy Valley, producing a dismal total attendance of just 25,871. Betting turnover wasn't bad, though, with $1.07 billion sent through the tote. Turnover will be boosted further at next Sunday's meeting as the Triple Trio was not won - indeed a dividend was paid on just the first of the three legs. A jackpot of $15.4 million is now carried forward to next weekend.