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Their bare teeth, their short heads, and upturned nostrils give them the most ludicrous self-confident air of defiance imaginable.
He then had to battle hard to the line to hold Cashels Pride and Slippery Robert by a pair of short heads.
DOUBLE TAKE Twice Over (left) short heads Ravens Pass
AT Newbury, Henry Cecil's 10-1 chance Prismatic (rec 21lbs) with Paul Eddery up, short heads Bill Watts' Teleprompter (T Ives) to land the Lockinge with Paul Cole's 5-2 fav Sarab (T Quinn) back in third.
Prince Nureyev,a general 100-1 shot, will be facing a massive step up in grade in the blue rib and having scrambled home in a finish of short heads in a handicap at Newbury last month off a mark of just 93.
The finishing distances in this race were two short heads, a head, and two short heads, and I cannot remember a closer one in my time watching racing.
McGlinchey, who started his career in racing when apprentice to the late Paddy 'Darky' Prendergast, added: "He's been beaten two short heads here before.
DERBY formlines are there for all to see at HQ as Cecil's King's Theatre (M J Kinane) (2nd at Epsom) short heads Chapple-Hyam's Colonel Collins (3rd) (M Roberts) in the Craven Stakes.
I've had loads run well, plenty beaten heads and short heads, but until now I'd never had a winner.
It was shades of the blanket climax of 1913 as Sir Percy got up on the rails in the final stride to beat Dragon Dancer, Dylan Thomas and Hala Bek in a finish of heads and short heads.
THE 6f handicap won by Mulberry Lad at Lingfield last week was a strong candidate for tightest finish of the allweather season, as the entire five-runner field were separated by three short heads and a neck, but yesterday's card-opening 1m handicap at the track featured an even closer climax, as an incredible eight of the ten runners traded at 3.
The first locally trained winner of the day was My Gacho, who got home by a head and two short heads in a handicapper's dream in the 6f handicap.