odds-on favorite

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odds-on favorite

The person, car, racehorse most favored to win. (Used almost exclusively in reference to racehorses in the phrase "odds-on favorite.") As usual, Man o' War is the odds-on favorite to win. I'd say no other horse really stands a chance. Who do you think is the odds-on favorite to win the World Cup?
See also: favorite

odds-on favorite

the most popular choice of a wager. Fred is the odds-on favorite for president of the board of trustees.
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De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore (now just one behind Paul Townend in the title-race) doubled-up with Ellie Mac, in the colours of the Niccolai Schuster Horse Racing Club, in the opening rated novice chase and odds-on favourite Honeysuckle in the mares maiden hurdle.
In similar vein, Hayley O'Connor, head of PR for Ladbrokes in Ireland, said: "An odds-on favourite generally has a detrimental impact on turnover.
UN DE SCEAUX heads to Thurles today as the latest in what has become a spate of odds-on favourites in Irish jumping - the vast majority trained like him by Willie Mullins - that has led bookmakers to report a severe impact on betting turnover.
In the 57 jumps races in Ireland since November 15, there have been 22 odds-on favourites, 19 of whom were saddled by Mullins.
"We've also observed that in instances where there are a couple of odds-on favourites at a meeting, turnover across the card can be negatively impacted.
COMIC Joe Pasquale is odds-on favourite to be king of the jungle.
Sent off an odds-on favourite on both starts, the five-year-old crashed out on his chasing debut at Exeter before losing out to subsequent Grade 2 winner Araldur at Warwick last time.
Chapoturgeon: a beaten odds-on favourite on both his chase outings
However, trainer Paul Nicholls, who has taken two of the last three runnings of this race with odds-on favourites Le Volfoni and Phar Bleu, is expecting a better run today.
He has it all to do; the last horse to win the Derby at odds-on was Shergar, who hacked up under Walter Swinburn by a record ten lengths when successful at 10-11 in 1981, but the three odds-on favourites in the intervening period - including El Gran Senor, Tenby and Entrepreneur - were all beaten.
"However, we've had two odds-on favourites beaten this season and odds-on favourites are not rock solid, so I wouldn't be surprised if we won.
We will be disappointed if he beats us, but if odds-on favourites won every time, the sport would be boring."
WHISPER IT gently but England are not just favourites to win the Ashes, they are ODDS-ON favourites.
Radcliffe was one of four different odds-on favourites for the award this year - Wayne Rooney, Matthew Pinsent and Kelly Holmes were the others.