Top Sydney rider Glyn Schofield will be looking to reduce a hefty 10 meeting suspension hanging over his head from last Saturday at Rosehill Gardens.
Schofield received two separate suspensions arising from two incidents on the program.
He received one from his ride on Kerchings which accounted for 8 meetings as well as another after riding Sikka which resulted in two meetings.
Schofield will be appealing only the penalty from the Kerchings ride and has accepted the two weeks from Sikka.
“Glyn has appealed his suspension for his ride on Kerchings,” his agent Mark Van Triet said.
Kerchings crossed the line third in that race but the horse was relegated after a successful protest.
A highly frustrated Schofield passionately defended himself in the protest hearing as well as in the stewards inquiry.
His suspension is due to start after this Saturday’s meeting at Randwick where he has engagements in every event on the card.
It will put him out of action at what could be a crucial time with seven top 10 jockeys already unavailable through either holidays or suspensions.
Some trainers have already spoken up about the lack of options they have in finding a suitable rider for their horse and the loss of Schofield would spread the ranks even more thinly.