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.
Cork Thu, 21st Mar, 2019
Ronald Pump Paul said he improved again there and he obviously has. He probably got to the front a little bit soon there but that's three wins out of four runs,. He is versatile enough ground-wise and we could go to Aintree for a three mile handicap hurdle there so we'll have a look at that. He seems to be improving the whole time.