At the age of 46 he is still riding as if he is still in his prime, there have been minor blips along the way with a dip of form that seem to coincide with his acrmonious split with his long term retainer Godolphin in 2012.
He has an array of notable achievements that he can be proud of, the first teenager to ride 100 winners since legendery jockey Lester Piggot.
Arguably one of his finest feats was winning all seven races on a high profile card at Ascot, in the process there were a few punters that instanly became millionaires.
In terms of just group one races, he has so far amassed 92 wins in England alone, and numerous group one events across the globe and over 500 pattern races in total, a phenominal achievement by anyones standard.
One of his main attributes is his the ability to be well positioned according to the pace of the race. He is an avid reader of the form book and his tactical nous based on his assesment of how the race may unfold has often provided him winners where that may have not occured with a lesser jockey on board.
He is often aware of any potential draw or pace bias that may come into play due to the possibility of unpredicable weather and can often be found walking the course before racing comences to find the best part of the course to race on.
He is considered a rider who rides with flare, often seen to be crouching lower then most and has the remarkable ability to ride with his toes on the stirups as oppose to his feet being fully placed in, this allows to keep the horse well balance and gets the horse to run in a more smoother rythym.
At his current age, it is about adding more big race successes and he still has a steely determination when it comes to the group one races.