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.
, for example, will tire prematurely if pressured into going off too quickly.
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
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.
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