Connections of Honeysuckle have confirmed the mare will stay over hurdles for the forthcoming campaign.

The seven-year-old is unbeaten in 12 starts over hurdles, with her four Grade 1 wins last term encompassing the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, the Irish Champion Hurdle and the Punchestown Champion Hurdle.

Honeysuckle was a point-to-point winner before she joined trainer Henry de Bromhead in 2018, but the trainer and owner Kenny Alexander have ruled out a move to fences in the immediate future.

Alexander’s racing manager Peter Molony tweeted: “As Honeysuckle enters her final week of hols & after chatting with Henry & Kenny, we’ve decided to keep the Queen over hurdles!

“Fingers & everything crossed for another great year!”