Chris Munce ribs mate Beadman as accidental hero at Godolphin

Chris Munce
FELLOW jockey-turned-trainer Chris Munce has given his old sparring partner Darren Beadman a cheeky serve, claiming the former Canberran has made a career of being “in the right place at the right time”.

Beadman, the new Godolphin head honcho, has made an impressive start to his career as a trainer.

Writing in the Sportsbet Blog, Munce prefaced his comments by saying Beadman was a “champion bloke” before launching an old-fashioned spray at his good mate.

“As a jockey Daz was smacked on the arse by a rainbow on numerous occasions now he’s been hit by the same rainbow again, becoming the head trainer for the Godolphin’s Australian operation.” Munce wrote.

Although not attributing all his success to luck, Munce said Beadman benefited from some situational fortuitousness.

“Throughout his riding career he had a habit of being in the right place at the right time and he made the most of his opportunities.

“I’ve no doubt he’ll adopt the same attitude at the helm of one of the biggest racing stables in the world.” sign-up offer

The Godolphin stable is undoubtedly one of the biggest thoroughbred operations on Earth, which could have had their pick of any trainer in the country.

“Daz never really stuck me as a bloke that wanted to train, but no doubt he’ll put everything into it.

“Aside from the actual hands-on training, there’s bookwork, dealing with owners, trying to find more clients and keeping current owners happy.”

If Beadman is to be successful as a trainer however, Munce believes Godolphin will give him the best possible chance at reaching his potential.

“Darren’s lucky because Godolphin has the infrastructure to take care of the peripherals so he can concentrate on training winners.”

Darren Beadman and Godolphin take It’s Somewhat into the Doomben Cup this weekend as the $4 favourite at

Beadman said the horse is “spot on for this weekend” heading into the $650,000 race.

Despite the strong confidence around the gelding’s chances, Munce is not convinced the result is a foregone conclusion.

Munce does not believe the six-year-old is the horse to beat going into Saturday’s group one, in spite of the fact it is chasing a fourth straight victory.

“I’ll be the first to shake his hand if he can snare a Group 1, but in my opinion it is vulnerable.”

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