Racing: Hughes returns at Newbury
Saturday 14 August 2004
Richard Hughes will return to the saddle at Newbury today, having recovered from the back problem that caused him to miss Glorious Goodwood.
The 31-year-old, who is retained to ride the horses of Prince Khalid Abdullah, has not ridden since the meeting at Newmarket on 23 July, when he complained of severe back pains. Fortunately, the injury was not as serious as first feared and the jockey was diagnosed with a slipped disc.
Hughes, who takes eight rides at Newbury, said: "I've had an epidural and the back does not hurt any more. I've ridden out for the past three days, and I can't wait to get back."
Seb Sanders has been booked to ride the well-fancied Jagger in next week's Ebor at York. Gerard Butler's grey has been near the head of the betting for the one-mile-six-furlong contest since he put in a very good performance at Goodwood last month.
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