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We’re living through what can only be described as very strange times at the moment. To all the incredible people working at the front line of this problem around the world today, I have massive admiration and gratitude to you.

I’ve been keeping busy over the last while. Riding out has been slowed down a lot with trainers letting out the winter horses, but rooms in the house have been painted, flower beds planted, culinary skills improved and a ukulele purchased.

Looking back on the season, there are so many highlights from winning the Kerry National in Listowel on Poker Party to the success Honeysuckle gave me in the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Leopardstown was very good to me over Christmas and having a Grade 1 double on the Saturday of the Dublin Racing Festival was very special. Henry has established a formidable yard of horses with patient and ambitious owners and I’m very lucky to be involved with them.

It’s hard not to instantly think of Honeysuckle when I think of season highlights. She has been incredible and such a pleasure to be involved with.

I’m delighted for Patrick Mullins being crowned the champion amateur for a record 12th time which is an unbelievable achievement, and to Paul Townend who casually finishes off the season as champion jockey with another Gold Cup in his back pocket.

There is a lot to look forward to for next season, so we all just need to follow the guidelines that are in place and hopefully everyone can get back to doing what we love sooner rather than later.

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