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Hughes unsure of return date

Champion Jockey Richard Hughes still has no comeback date in mind after his nasty fall at Meydan on Saturday.

He was riding Mars for Mike de Kock in the Sheema Classic when his mount crashed through a rail in the early stages.

Hughes suffered a fractured vertebra in the incident, but was full of praise for the treatment he received on track.

He tweeted: "Flying home today, no come back date yet just thankful it wasn't worse.

"If you ever get hurt riding @DRC-Meydan is the best place looked after first class can't thank them enough."