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Bull's triumph may be lucky omen

Touchlines' favourite horse The Bull Hayes made it fourth time lucky over jumps, under jockey Barry Geraghty, when running away with the opening maiden hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday. A good omen for Munster ahead of their trip to Toulon and trainer Jessica Harrington's quotes afterwards could be deemed encouraging in this regard also.

"I don't know what happened to him at Cork the last day when he seemed to spit the dummy out! One of his owners has a theory he doesn't travel well but he got things together today."

Irish Independent