SARAH Ennis never likes finishing second but she had no chance last year of topping Eventing Ireland’s riders’ leaderboard so, on 342 points, had to settle for the runner-up slot behind the comfortable winner, Cathal Daniels (666).

However, the Co Meath rider can take solace from the fact that she accumulated her points from just 25 eligible results, which were all recorded in Ireland, while Daniels’s total from 56 results covered events in England, France (two) and Portugal as well as on the home circuit.