After a simply sensational month in the saddle, which included claiming the leading jockey title at the Cheltenham Festival and a breakthrough win for female jockeys in the Grand National, Rachael Blackmore will now set her sights on becoming champion jockey in Ireland.

The perennial groundbreaker trails current champion Paul Townend by 10 wins (at the time of writing), but with Willie Mullins’ stable jockey out of action for an as yet unknown length of time due to a foot injury, Blackmore has time to erode the deficit heading into the season finale at Punchestown at the end of the month.