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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Scott missed out on the podium in a blanket finish in the 200 metres individual medley to finish fifth despite a late charge spurred by the quickest freestyle leg.
He is reopposed by Epsom runner-up Madhmoon and fourth-placed Broome, who both finished half a length behind him in a blanket finish to the Epsom thriller, and they will ensure the favourite faces a similarly stiff examination in a race that will be broadcast in more than 80 countries.
Sent off favourite for the Park Hill at Doncaster next time, she narrowly failed to see off a couple of older rivals, finishing a half-length third in a bit of a blanket finish for the main honours.
The ISI Palm KMH Super Cup resumes on Tuesday evening after the Water Festival, heading to a blanket finish for semi-final spots after the final group stage matches over the next couple of days at the KMH Stadium in Chaom Chao.
It was a blanket finish and Sir Dancealot, ridden by Gerald Mosse, was declared the winner by photo 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.
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.
Obviously that kind of rating has made handicaps a tough ask, but he was far from disgraced when a two-length seventh in a blanket finish to the Stewards' Cup.
Imperial Guest's luck finally changed as he edged out Arnold Lane in a blanket finish to land the Betfair Handicap.
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, Lewis-Francis took second in 10.18secs, with the next three athletes also given the same time.