stretch runner

stretch runner

n.
A runner or racehorse that makes a strong effort in the last stretch of a race.

stretch′ run`ner


n.
an athlete or horse that is strong in the homestretch.
[1920–25]
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Racecar Rhapsody, a promising stretch runner, makes his seasonal debut for KenMcPeek.
The other confirmed stretch runner is Miraculous Miss, but she doesn't appear to have the class and I prefer a Wild Gams to upset La Traviata, with Dream Rush third.
It features a sometimes-thrilling stretch runner, San Diego winner Choctaw Nation (Victor Espinoza), apparently healthier than when he ran fourth in the 2004 Pacific Classic behind Pleasantly Perfect.
The stretch runner has a talented Derby rookie in jockey Bejarano.
Discreet Cat is a speed horse, who can rip off 12-second quarters with metronomic efficiency; Invasor is a stretch runner, who clanks through the first half of the race like a steamboat but finishes like an express train.
A stretch runner, he's recorded four wins, four seconds and three thirds in 16 starts for a career bankroll of $1,012,546.
So does traffic trouble, the bane of the would-be stretch runner.
Three of the eight Breeders' Cup winners were among 27 horses wearing the strips, the third being 30-1 stretch runner Anees in the Juvenile.
Gomez also won the Cal Cup Sprint for trainer Leonard Duncan with overpowering stretch runner Love That Red.
Crypto Star: The one with a puncher's chance, because he's a committed stretch runner in a field of horses with front-running or stalking speed.
A natural stretch runner who hadn't raced since finishing fourth in the Oct.
In route races (1m-plus) on either surface, when most of the early speed is set to break from outer post positions, stretch runners who stay covered up on the inside will have the best of all possible worlds