A shattered Chad Schofield will consider a VCAT application after the Racing and Disciplinary board dismissed his appeal against a 32-meeting suspension on Friday. The 20-year-old declined to comment following the appeal, leaving it to his legal counsel, Paul O’Sullivan, to tell media that Chad would look at taking the matter further.

Stewards charged Schofield with improper riding following his ride on the Peter Moody-trained Saguaro, which they alleged twice bumped Darren Weir’s Something To Share, ridden by Michelle Payne, at Mornington on September 17.

The RAD board found that Schofield had turned his mount’s head onto Payne’s horse and as a result of pressure from Schofield, Saguaro twice made contact with the mount.

Board chairman Judge Russell Lewis said the pressure to Payne’s mount was “dangerous and deliberate” and the board was left with no other option but to dismiss both appeals.

Judge Lewis said given Schofield’s record, the board could give consideration to a more severe penalty although stewards did not ask for an increase.

The RAD board dismissed the appeal against the charge and severity of the charge. Schofield's return to riding will come on Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup day, October 18. The suspension remains the same.