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Long Shot

Informal; an action involving high risk. A long shot may result in a significant gain but has a high likelihood of failing.
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Ayre added that although six of the last eight horses that won the Kentucky Derby have also won the Preakness, this year's 50/1 long shot Derby win by Giacomo is likely to mean that trend won't continue.
He said the only possible long shot upset on the horizon is the 23rd District race between GOP hopeful Beth Rogers of Camarillo, and Rep.
He hadn't ridden in the Derby since long shots Tossofthecoin and Valiant Nature finished last and next to last in 1993 and 1994.
Agent Bob Meldahl was asking if Pincay would accept a no-hope long shot just for the thrill of returning to the Derby.
Some pick-six players try to do that on the cheap by stabbing at single long shots in a few races.
To play a relatively small ticket like Heironymous' $192 effort (we said relatively), and nail long shots like 30-1 Anees in the Juvenile and 19-1 Cat Thief in the Classic, was a notable feat.
But you've got to back them up with some long shots.
I've won with a lot of long shots in the Breeders' Cup,'' he said.
Then, just to be sure Stevens felt right at home, veteran jockey Eddie Delahoussaye staged one of his patented come-from-behind rides in the sixth race to deprive Stevens of a victory aboard 16-1 long shot Bully's North.
Analysis: Hornish still considers himself a long shot to win the title.
Nichols is a long shot partly because he's not the touted prospect Barfield is, and also because he plays in a facility many believe produces tainted numbers because of the powerful winds and altitude.
Solis had to scramble to secure a Derby assignment and ended up with Ocean Sound - a long shot.