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Verb1.spreadeagle - defeat disastrously
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
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45 Windsor SP forecast 7-4 Hasn't run since spreadeagling field by seven lengths in Nottingham maiden in October 2015.
VORAMOR TWO (P Hobbs) - Made light of soft conditions at Taunton earlier in the week, spreadeagling a field of competitive novice hurdlers and his shrewd trainer has a race at Aintree in mind for this gelding DOCTOR PAT, pictured left, (F Doumen) - Beaten a fair distance at Cheltenham last weekend but that did not tell the whole story as this chestnut was creeping into contention when making a mistake at a crucial time.
Alain de Royer-Dupre's three-year-old shot to the head of the betting for the all-aged European championship in October by spreadeagling the field on very quick Long champ ground two weeks ago.
Roger Charlton's charge made a pleasing start when spreadeagling a maiden field at Haydock in June.
She stepped up on an encouraging second at Leicester by spreadeagling her field on soft ground at Ayr.
She showed what she was capable of by spreadeagling the field under a positive ride from Tony Beech.
Flyer's Nap bounced back to his best when spreadeagling the field in the John Hughes Grand National Trial under David Bridgwater at Chepstow yesterday.