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front runner

The person or thing most likely to be awarded something. I hear that movie is the front runner for the Best Picture Oscar. Amanda's the front runner for the position—she's overqualified, honestly, and has a great attitude.
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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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Sebi begun its probe after receiving two separate references from the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange on suspected instances of front-running of the orders of HDFC MF.
Victory went to the John Larkin-trained bottom-weight Total Demolition, which swooped late under Conor Hoban, to collar front-running Marshall Jennings.
Another front-running success is very much on the cards.
KORNATI KID denied the front-running Will Be Done in a close call for the Towton Novices' Chase at Wetherby.
Greeley, is the only unbeaten in the field after winning the Hollywood Prevue in his second start by rallying on a day of front-running winners.
The 7-1 shot came from well off the pace under Christophe Lemaire to collar the front-running Boogie Street inside the final furlong and land the Group Two contest in good style by a length and three-quarters.
However, now that the dust has settled, Johnson indicated that Cheltenham is on the cards for the front-running grey, who produced an impressive front-running performance to take Saturday's Grade Two affair at the track over a slightly shorter trip.
Winner of the Royal Bond on this card two years ago, Zaidpour notched his second Grade 1 success in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle while, Arvika Ligeonniere produced an impressive front-running display to land the Drinmore Novice Chase, sponsored by the same firm.
Front-running speed and Patrick Valenzuela at the reins are a great combination for Bordonaro (3-1), a Cal-bred who would be trainer Bill Spawr's first Breeders' Cup winner.
The two-year-old, having only his second race, hit the front around a furlong from home under Craig Williams to see off front-running Honours List
FOR the past five seasons, the racing public have been treated to a series of bold front-running displays from Carruthers, capped by a brave victory for his late breeder Lord Oaksey and trainer Mark Bradstock in last season's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.
A small victory: As promised, here's the profit-or-loss statement for the little handicapping system proposed in this space to cope with front-running horses' dominance at Fairplex Park.
O'Donoghue brought the filly with a well timed run to beat front-running favourite Reunite by one and a quarter lengths.