WE have been privileged over the last 20 years to see two of the greatest ever jump jockeys in action.

This week Ruby Walsh joined A.P. McCoy in retirement. Not that it matters, but opinions will differ on who was the better. They were equal but different. McCoy revelled in making it look hard, Walsh made it look easy. But there’s nothing about thoroughbreds at a fast pace over hurdles and fences that is easy.