Racing Victoria is pushing for an eight-month disqualification for jockey Ben Melham over four betting related charges.
Melham was originally issued with seven charges relating to betting on thoroughbred races between March and September last year and for giving false or misleading evidence to stewards.
Melham on Monday pleaded guilty to four of the original seven betting related charges.
The remaining three have been withdrawn with VRT withdrawing one of the charges in relation to Melham betting on races in Singapore with the other two offences which were in relation to him betting on races he rode having previously been withdrawn.
Melham’s legal team however are pushing for a lessor disqualification of four months, given some of the circumstances when the verdict is announced on Wednesday.
Jockeys are not allowed to bet on thoroughbred races, regardless whether they are riding in the races or not.
Ben Melham has been allowed to continue to ride pending the outcome of the inquiry.