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at a canter

Done or accomplished with ease or minimal effort. (A canter is a smooth, steady gait, as of a horse, which is between the pace of a trot and a gallop.) He was in such better condition than his competitors that he won the race at a canter.
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in a canter

Done or accomplished with ease or minimal effort. (A canter is a smooth, steady gait, as of a horse, which is between the pace of a trot and a gallop.) He was in such better condition than his competitors that he won the race in a canter.
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at a canter

without much effort; easily. British
At a canter is a horse-racing metaphor: a horse has to make so little effort that it can win at the easy pace of a canter rather than having to gallop.
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The new FUSO Canters start at P1,315,000 for the FE71, P1,481,000 for the FE84 and P1,580,000 for the FE85 cab and chassis base variants and are available in all Mitsubishi and FUSO dealerships nationwide.
Warren Hill currently has Polytrack and Mactrack canters but one of those can be out of action for short spells of time for maintenance.
But, after watching My Tent Or Yours, a best-priced 5-1 for the two-mile hurdling crown at Cheltenham next Tuesday, in a workout, Henderson said yesterday: "He had two canters and was perfectly sound afterwards.
Joey, the lifelike puppet which features in the hit play War Horse, drew the crowds as he cantered around the ring at Birmingham's NEC.
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The Canters are not much bigger in terms of physical size and are therefore every bit as manoeuvrable.
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William Haggas, among a host of trainers making use of the facility this week, said: "In severe weather this track now means we can have both canters open as usual, whereas in previous years we would have been queueing to use just one as the other one was tied up as a walking ground.
The opening has only symbolic meaning nowadays since two all-weather canters were installed at the end of the last century.
Although nearly all the yards on Hamilton Road are in use, some trainers make a two-mile hike across town with their strings just to use Warren Hill, instead of the less demanding canters on racecourse side, such as Hamilton Hill Polytrack.
THE traditional countdown to the start of the Flat season begins in Newmarket today when the grass canter on Warren Hill is scheduled to reopen, writes David Milnes.
The Oaks winner did not canter yesterday but trainer William Haggas said everything was fine with the filly and she would take her chance in the race alongside fellow British challenger Snow Fairy.
Nick Patton, training grounds manager for Jockey Club Estates, said: "We hope to have the grass canter on Warren Hill open on Tuesday and many of the trainers have said they can't wait to get on it.
Jockey Club Estates managing director William Gittus said: "As part of a health and safety review carried out over our entire business, it is considered by Jockey Club Estates and the vast majority of trainers that exercising horses in the dark on gallops and canters is dangerous.
Formerly two parallel canters of sand and woodchip, the facility has been replaced by a single lane of Ecotrack, which will be railed for the first time.