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short head

[TA]
for a muscle with two heads of origin (a "biceps" muscle), the head originating nearest the insertion. See: short head of biceps brachii, short head of biceps femoris.
Synonym(s): caput breve [TA]
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Nolan said: "We were carried three-quarters of the way across the track and only beaten a short-head - you can't expect not to get the race in those circumstances.
He was beaten only a short-head over 3m5f at this track on his most recent start here in November.
Rakhine was a head behind in third and another short-head adrift was Howdigo in fourth.
Paris Bell collared Go Mo close to home for a short-head verdict while Trinculo streaked home in the Boroughbridge Claiming Stakes.
Jimmy Fortune's mount has gone up by 3lb as a result of that short-head loss, but could easily have more to offer.
However, the Godolphin team is not quite invincible and Almansoora failed by a short-head to peg back Richard Hannon's 20-1 chance Vondova, ridden by Dane O'Neill in the second division of the Michael Powles Bentley Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
Felicity, the 15-8 favourite, was held in second place behind the front- running Uraib when Fortune eased down, only to be caught on the line and beaten a short-head for the runner-up's slot by the staying on Force Of Nature.
ARTIE had the bookies smiling in the York sunshine yesterday with a dramatic short-head win in the William Hill Trophy - at 25-1.
Far Cry, off the course since his tenacious short-head victory over Travelmate in the Foster's Lager Northumberland Plate at the end of June, made a successful return to action in the Great North Eastern Railway Doncaster Cup.
Romford then recorded their first win in the series when Ernie Gaskin's Nans Smasher scrambled home by a short-head from local hope Boozed Star in the Sprint in 16.
Responding gamely to Frankie Dettori's (above) calls, the five-year-old fought to a short-head win over Jeremy, with Turtle Bowl another short-head away in third and 'gorgeous George' a head back in fourth.
Felicity, the 15-8 favourite, was held in second place behind the front-running Uraib when Fortune eased down, only to be caught on the line and beaten a short-head for the runner-up's slot by the staying on Force Of Nature.