THE publication of the 2020/2021 Anglo-Irish Jumps Classification passed almost unnoticed this week. In the great days of old, this was a glittering occasion, in London, when we gathered at the end of the National Hunt season to crown the champions.

Now it is a Zoom conference, a set of tables and little or no great fuss. However, you can read the comments of the Irish and British handicappers on page 17, and instead I will take this opportunity to state the obvious, given the season that has just passed.