Long Shot


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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.
The beauty of the latter is you only really need the long shot to win for a decent return and if it loses expect your money back.
After another long shot, Bristol City had almost caught up with Cardiff, but after a quick interception by Julie Saunders, Magnus' long shot made it 10-8 before Bristol scored right on the final whistle to lose by just one goal.
The long shot Song of the Year is Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying," currently positioned at 8/1 odds.
Moreover, Egoyan often frames Stephens in outdoor long shots, the better to emphasize his hopelessly inadequate and anachronistic presence in the very community he descends upon to save.
He then hit his second long shot less than a minute later to cut the Lancers' lead to nine with less than four minutes left in the period.
The Maria's Mon colt put his head in front at the top of the stretch and drew clear to win by two lengths over 17-1 long shot Spring At Last in 1:21.
Roman Commander, a 30-1 long shot, won the $131,600 Barretts Juvenile at Fairplex in Pomona.
Will Ferrell's NASCAR spoof ain't aerodynamic engineering by a long shot, but it is shrewdly uproarious at a mentally engaged speed that ``Smokey and the Bandit'' movies never clocked.
After favored Arazi ran poorly and long shot Lil E.
On Saturday, Martinez will be riding a long shot named Sam's Ace in theFlorida Derby.
South Africa - which began as the long shot in the 16-team tournament - lost its first two games to Canada 11-8 and Mexico 10-4 and knew it was eliminated from further rounds as it prepared to face Roger Clemens and the United States this afternoon in Scottsdale, Ariz.