IT is difficult to believe that, after today, we will not see Richard Hughes riding again.

Strange to lose the champion National Hunt jockey and the champion flat jockey in the space of three months. With A.P., we had two and a half months to get used to the idea. With Richard Hughes, while we knew it was coming, we have only known for a few weeks now that it was coming today. We haven’t really had a chance to get used to the notion.