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Sean Veale after winning the Gr 2 Post Merchants on Gladatorian on Hollywoodbets Durban July day (Candiese Lenferna Photography).

Nuggety Sean Veale will be a welcome sight back in the saddle at the Hollywoodbets Scottsville meeting on Wednesday (November 29) this week.

Sean had a horrendous fall at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on October 7 when his right side stirrup leather broke.

He fell to the side and was run over by a horse who was behind him to his outside.

It was a relief for all when he was reported to be sitting up.

He was found to have sustained a fractured upper jaw, which had to be wired, and a broken nose, which was redone.

His arm was also put in a sling to help with soft tissue damage.

He admitted this week he had been lucky to have escaped with just those injuries and was looking forward to being back riding.

He has been back workriding for about two weeks and did have five rides for Wednesday’s meeting, but one of them has been scractched.

Three of his rides are for Stuart Ferrie and one for Garth Puller.

The Ferrie yard is his chief yard and Sean has a fine chance of making a winning comeback for them as his first ride is in the third, a Maiden Plate over 1000m,  on the hardknocking Var gelding Teatime Tipple.

The Ferrie-trained Captain Of All filly Red Roses Too has a fair chance in the last race over 1200m too.