blanket finish

blanket finish

n
(Horse Racing) athletics horse racing a finish so close that a blanket would cover all the contestants involved
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Archie Watson's eight-year-old is nicely treated on his best form and was not beaten far in a blanket finish at this track on December 6.
There was a terrific blanket finish to the 5f handicap at a sun-drenched Brighton.
Extreme Supreme gave a revealing insight into his wellbeing over course and distance in February when he again finished third, but only went down by half a length in a blanket finish.
Indeed, Extreme Supreme gave a revealing insight into his well-being over course and distance in February when he again finished third, but only went down by half a length in a blanket finish.
Adrian Keatley's new recruit, Manny Owens, came out best under Fran Berry in a blanket finish to the Bettyville Handicap by a nose.
A nasty crash took down a number of riders just inside the fi-nal three kilometres, with the Norwegian eventually sprinting to seventh place amid a blanket finish.
Her drift started at the furlong pole, but such was her turn of foot she was still able to prevail in a blanket finish from Venus De Milo.
Robert Cowell's sprinter is enjoying a fine year, winning a valuable prize in Dubai and going down by just a neck when fourth in a blanket finish to Sunday's Prix De Saint-Georges at Longchamp.
In a blanket finish Kieran had to settle for second place behind Portsmouth's Oliver Heeks, with the winner recording 1min 53.
In a blanket finish, Lewis-Francis took second in 10.
DERMOT Weld's Bethrah (16-1) got up in the dying strides to prevail in a blanket finish for the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh yesterday.
Richard Hills' mount, unplaced on heavy ground at Haydock last month, came out on top in a blanket finish of runners spread across the width of the track, edging out Secret Society by a head.