rough passage


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rough passage

n
1. (Nautical Terms) a stormy sea journey
2. a difficult or testing time
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Henpecked finished runner-up to Esspeegee in an amateur riders' handicap, though that perhaps does not tell the full story as she encountered a rough passage towards the winning line.
00 Wolverhampton SP forecast 15-8 Overcame a rough passage when getting off the mark on his handicap debut at Newcastle in October and this scopey colt should prove a lot better than a revised mark of 69.
Winding up discussion on the incident, the minister said, relief activities were delayed due to difficult terrain as relievers had to tread five kilometers through a rough passage to reach the shrine.
35) was a massive disappointment in the Derby but evidently he returned with back issues after enduring a rough passage.
The Racing Post reported " Sego Success got a pretty rough passage in mid-field, without a great sight at his fences, and it's testament to his ability that he held every chance at the final jump.
Bill Mott, who won the inaugural Dubai World Cup with Cigar, also cited a rough passage had ruined Lea's chance.
Mshawish decimated his rivals in the Fort Lauderdale Stakes in January, beating Grand Tito by a neck and overcame a rough passage to take the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.
Jeremy Noseda's well-travelled gelding was sent o the 7-4 favourite in the Group ree 12 months ago, but he could only nish eighth, having endured a rough passage to the line.
Nicky Henderson's charge endured a rough passage back to Britain after that outing and he returned home to owner Robert Waley-Cohen to recover from his injuries.
The daughter of Bahamian Bounty suffered a rough passage towards the line, which did her no favours, but it was the seven-furlong trip which proved her undoing.
Alan Jarvis' lly endured a rough passage to the line in the 1000 Guineas, in which she beat just four horses home, but her form as a juvenile, during which time she also won on soft ground, was very good.
Alan Jarvis' filly endured a rough passage to the line in the 1000 Guineas, in which she beat just four horses home, but her form as a juvenile, during which time she also won on soft ground, was very good.