Like the rest of us, Andrew Gibbons is looking forward to life after COVID-19 restrictions.
But as far as work goes, the Hunter jockey has had nothing to complain about during the crisis.
Gibbons has made the most of the regionalisation of NSW jockeys, who have had to ride only in their nominated zones since late March.
In the past month, Gibbons has had 20 winners - the most in the state - in 79 rides. And that included missing six days through suspension
A treble at Port Macquarie on Tuesday and four winners at Newcastle on May 9 have been part of the run, which has taken him to 95 for the season and 10th on the national standings.
"I'm not complaining," Gibbons said.
"At the moment it's all working in my favour. All the provincial midweek meetings, my numbers have gone up massively with the Sydney boys not coming.
"As much as I want the COVID stuff to go away, the situation with racing is working really well for me."
Gibbons had a career-best 137 winners last season but took time off at the start of this campaign and was not aiming for similar success.
He changed his sights to reaching the century but now looks an outside chance of breaking his own PB.
"It's been a good month so hopefully it keeps rolling," he said. "I had some time off and it wasn't flowing as good as last season, but things are going good now.
"Whatever I get past 100 now will be a bonus."
Gibbons could push past the century in the next two days with strong books at Coffs Harbour and at home at Newcastle.
He said his best two chances at Coffs Harbour on Friday were Keen Power and Ciao Uno. Keen Power, for trainer Matt Dunn, won his only two starts but has not raced since December. He has gate three in the class 2 handicap (1005m).
"Obviously it's from a good stable and whenever he takes them there, they are a good chance," Gibbons said.
"He's drawn good and on its trial, it looks a pretty smart horse."
Ciao Uno, for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees, is second-up in the 1205m maiden.
"Ciao Uno went really good at its first start," he said.
"It wasn't beaten far at Tamworth and it will be better for it, and the 1200 should suit it better than the 1000 the other day.
"They are probably my best two.
"Zanshin in the first is a first-starter who has been trialling OK.
"Rua Raposa has probably got to improve. It's fourth at its first start at Muswellbrook was probably a pass, but you expect Kris's to improve after a first start. It's drawn a bit tricky though."
He also has Flying Euros and Kellstorm at Coffs Harbour and seven rides at Newcastle on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Lees-trained Miss Fabulass will race in the Octagonal Handicap (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday after she was scratched from the group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm.
Lees is aiming her at the group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm on June 6.