Luke Tarrant’s hopes of winning his first Brisbane jockeys premiership hinge on his appeal against a reckless riding suspension.
The apprentice is second on the senior riders’ premiership with 57 winners, seven behind Jim Byrne, with just over a month of the season remaining.
Tarrant has been riding on a stay after being suspended for six weeks for for his ride on Jumbo Prince in the Group Three Grand Prix Stakes at Doomben on May 23.
His appeal will be heard in Brisbane on Friday.
Tarrant will miss Saturday’s Doomben meeting through a careless riding suspension and if his appeal fails he will not ride in Brisbane again this season.
Tarrant is appealing his conviction and the severity of the sentence.