Fairyhouse Tue, 23rd Apr, 2019
Ronald Pump He's just been improving and he really wants to win. I bought him for €1,000 at Tattersalls and we didn't expect him to be this good. He had a nice page and there was just something about him that I liked. I know he's a bit small but it's no bother to him. He's just improving the whole time and to do that off 136. I knew he was in good form and I knew he'd run a big race but he won going away. I wasn't overly concerned about his raise for his last win. He works well and he's a really nice horse. The plan was to go to Aintree but it was just a little bit quick after Cork so we said we'd come here. His work the other day was middling, he didn't work as well as he usually would, and I was 50/50 about running but thankfully I did. Keith is a really good rider and he gave him a great ride. I'll chat to the lads and he could probably do with a little break at some stage. I was toying with the idea of running him on the Flat over a mile-six or two miles. He'll go on all sorts of ground. He'll go on heavy ground or good ground.