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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.
TOP TREBLE Man City -1, Aberdeen Dunfermline (3-1, Skybet) HOMES Chelsea, Man City -1 Plymouth, Ross Co Dunfermline (11-1, Coral) EURO TREBLE Borussia Dortmund Ajax, PSG (all Sun) (5-2, Coral) 1ST SCORER Daly is 9-1 LONG SHOTS BOTH TO SCORE B'mouth v Leicester St Mirren v Livingston Annan v Montrose (9-2, Betfred) AWAYS Walsall, Aberdeen Peterhead Rangers (Sun) (12-1, Ladbrokes) DRAWS Stoke v West Brom Derby v Leeds (12.
Nakatani triumphs: Corey Nakatani made a triumphant return to racing, riding 15-1 long shot Courtly Jazz to a two-length victory over Coldntight in the $54,400 feature race Friday at Santa Anita.
TOP TREBLE Rangers -1, Scunthorpe Dunfermline to score (3-1, William Hill) HOMES Dumbarton, Airdrie Scunthorpe, Portsmouth Perm any 3 and all 4 (Four 9-1, McBookie) EURO 2016 TREBLE Wales (Sun) Iceland (Sun) Belgium (Sun) (5-2, Ladbrokes) LONG SHOTS BOTH TO SCORE Northampton v Dagenham Stranraer v Brechin Annan v East Fife (7-2, Ladbrokes) BTTS & WIN Walsall Cambridge Morecambe Perm any 2 and all 3 (Treble 114-1, McBookie) AWAYS Orient, Plymouth Morecambe, Morton Perm any 3 and all 4 (Four 49-1, Ladbrokes)
TOP TREBLE Man City -1, Aberdeen Dunfermline (3-1, Skybet) HOMES Chelsea, Man City -1 Plymouth, Ross Co Dunfermline (11-1, Coral) EURO TREBLE Borussia Dortmund Ajax, PSG (all Sun) (5-2, Coral) LONG SHOTS BOTH TO SCORE B'mouth v Leicester St Mirren v Livingston Annan v Montrose (9-2, Betfred) AWAYS Walsall, Aberdeen Peterhead Rangers (Sun) (12-1, Ladbrokes) DRAWS Stoke v West Brom Derby v Leeds (12.
He missed three long shots in the final minutes and was 3 for 8 in the fourth.
It's a little gesture and probably a long shot, the kid knows, but sometimes little gestures and long shots pay off.
Long shots and 20 incumbents are standing for election in 52 of 53 districts, including all of those in Southern California.
He hadn't ridden in the Derby since long shots Tossofthecoin and Valiant Nature finished last and next to last in 1993 and 1994.
Some pick-six players try to do that on the cheap by stabbing at single long shots in a few races.
I've won with a lot of long shots in the Breeders' Cup,'' he said.
Analysis: Hornish still considers himself a long shot to win the title.