Kathy O'Hara will be free to ride in Dubai later this month despite picking up a careless riding suspension at Randwick on Saturday.

O'Hara was outed for three meetings but will have served her penalty by the time the inaugural International Apprentice Jockeys' Championship gets underway at Nad Al Sheba on November 17.

The series is run over three days and 14 young riders representing countries affiliated to the Asian Racing Conference will compete.

O'Hara and Singapore's Sheryl Cheam are the only two women invited.

Since she arrived at Gwenda Markwell's Kembla Grange stable from Dubbo earlier this year, O'Hara has made a huge impression and captured the Sydney apprentices' title to boot.

She also ran second aboard the Guy Walter-trained Johan's Toy in the Group One Epsom Handicap on October 1 and rode stablemate Wild Iris in the Caulfield Cup.

However, O'Hara will not find defending her Sydney title easy with Joe Fujii issuing a serious challenge including four winners at Randwick on Saturday.

Fujii, who comes out of his time in April, is now on 17 wins for the season with O'Hara on nine.

O'Hara was outed for her ride on Lutalo in the Striking Force Hcp (2000m).

Lutalo was beaten in a deceptive photo finish by October Son with O'Hara found guilty of causing interference to Le Bron who finished fourth.

The apprentices who will take part in the Dubai series are: Kathy O'Hara (Australia), Hassan Al Mubasher (Bahrain), Alex Lai (Hong Kong), Kodai Hasegawa (Japan), Joon chul, Lee (Korea), Sunil Bussunt (Mauritius), Pok Hung Chan (Macau), Branden Lammas (New Zealand), Bryan Leiroy M Yamzon (Philippines), Abdulaziz Aldyeesh (Saudi Arabia) Sheryl Cheam (Malaysia/Singapore), Randal Simons (South Africa), Mustafa Tarhan (Turkey), Ahmed Ajtebi (UAE).

AAP 2024 Published 06/11/05