Maiden success for Lonergan

Tipperary trainer John Lonergan trained his first winner yesterday when Pump Road landed the Ryan’s Racecourse Services Handicap Hurdle at Tramore under Andrew Ring.

Lonergan, who rode a few winners as a jockey, rides out for Mouse Morris still and trains just two horses from his base in Ardfinnan.

He revealed after the win that he hatched a plan a few years back when drinking in his local pub to train a horse by the name of Pump Road to win a race.