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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Coventry's Marc Turner snatched victory in a blanket finish to the mens 800 metres, edging out world junior championship silver-medallist Tom Lerwill (Bath) with both given the same time of 1-53.
Running on well at the finish, he was fourth, a place behind Surveyor as the first five were in a blanket finish.
Tim kicked for home early in the straight and kept Cyrian going to hold the late run of Rainbow Frontier by half a length with Arctic Owl just hanging onto third place in a blanket finish for that position.
MINE came out best of a blanket finish to reverse recent York running with Royal Hunt Cup favourite Autumn Glory and complete a rare double for Middleham trainer James Bethell.
However, in a tactically-run final, the Wearsider was run out of it in the home straight and in a blanket finish less than five metres separated the leaders with Massingham having to be content with sixth place in a time of 1:52:97 with the gold medal going to Tim Bailey (Sussex) who clocked 1:52:10.
International hurdler David Nelson returned to county competition after a six-year break through injury and took the senior 110 metres title in a blanket finish ahead of Birchfield clubmate Adrian Caines and Coventry's Perry Batchelor.
There was plenty to admire about Shaska's reappearance too for she only went down in a blanket finish to two useful handicappers Premier Generation and Captain Scott at Nottingham last month.
Ronan Keating, a sprinter by inclination, could finish only third in a blanket finish to the race.
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Weld's Wimbledon, touched off by Mac Han in a blanket finish here last month, has obvious prospects of reversing that form in the Flame Of Hope Handicap.
In a blanket finish, Paul Cole's Yorkshire (Richard Quinn) wasn't beaten by much in seventh of the eight runners.
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