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front-runner

the person or thing thought most likely to win or succeed. The press found out some juicy secrets about the front-runner and made them all public. Who is the front-runner in the race to be governor?
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Whether it was a coincidence or not, the connections of Get Real amazingly decided that this was the day to hold up their dyed-in-the-wool front-runner, thereby conceding Edredon Bleu the easy lead that nobody could have possibly anticipated.
But Richard Mandella, trainer of Pleasantly Perfect, said he wasn't disappointed with the draw, believing Bailey can place the horse comfortably behind front-runners early in the race.
Pressers benefit from the presence of more than one front-runner, but they must have the pace to stay in close touch if the gallop becomes strong.
While not necessarily agreeing that this year's campaigns were any less embarrassing than, say, the 2002 season's (when best picture front-runner ``A Beautiful Mind'' was attacked for everything from star Russell Crowe's roughing up of a British award show producer to charges that its schizophrenic subject, John Nash, made anti-Semitic remarks), the academy's executive director Bruce Davis sums up this year's mellower feel rather succinctly.
A front-runner, for example, will tire prematurely if pressured into going off too quickly.
Nokia continues to be a front-runner in the development of third generation technology and by extending WCDMA to the Public Switched network, this adds a boost to the progress of third generation, globally.
Meanwhile, Charlize Theron, who has already won a Golden Globe, took the Best Actress honor for the serial-killer drama ``Monster,'' cementing her front-runner status.
It is with the utmost confidence that we believe the Pathobiotek MS diagnostic product possesses the potential to become the front-runner in the field.
Mission After Chaminade of West Hill's victory over Alemany of Mission Hills on Tuesday night, Harvard-Westlake of Studio City would seem the front-runner for the league title at 5-0 and only Chaminade at 4-1.
This despite one of these movies - now, indisputably, the best picture front-runner - coming from a genre, fantasy, that's never won the top Oscar; another being perhaps the most downbeat big studio release of the year; and the third a work of becoming modesty, which has got to be the least-appreciated virtue in the long history of Academy Awards.
TradeWave Corporation is a front-runner in providing secure Web access software, Virtual Private Internet (VPI(TM)) solutions and electronic commerce software.
Western National Life is a front-runner in the private-label and proprietary fixed annuity arena -- a new and fast-expanding niche market -- having signed seven such agreements so far this year.
TAP) - France's presidential candidates hurled insults at one another as tightening polls and the absence of a clear front-runner began to weigh on the campaign.
A source has claimed the star is the front-runner to direct the next movie and was meeting with executives in Los Angeles.
The source said: "There are around six to eight interested parties and he is the front-runner.