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The Brazilian, however, earned the respect of his peers given the magnanimous nature with which he accepted such a crushing defeat, even more agonisingly in front of his home fans in Sao Paulo.
Macorville, agonisingly pipped at the post in the Northumberland Plate by Juniper Girl, will try to atone for that near-miss in the skybet.
The Rhinos will be out for revenge having lost twice already this season to the Warriors, with both their encounters at Headingley seeing them come agonisingly close to success, before losing 18-20 in the league and 18-22 in the Challenge Cup.
WELSHMAN Andrew Barnett came agonisingly close to winning the Glenmuir Club Professional Championship at Royal Porthcawl yesterday.
The Foreign Office found him in despair - a proud man living with an untreated but agonisingly painful condition, in utter squalor with no food, no electricity and no idea where to turn.
The four-year-old came agonisingly close to providing a first Group One win of the domestic season for Godolphin when just failing to reel in Les Arcs in the six-furlong feature at Headquarters on Friday.
Turner went agonisingly close to completing a double on Quiet Reading in the nine-furlong apprentice handicap, but her mount lost out in a finish of heads to favourite Deeper In Debt, trained by Jamie Osborne and ridden by Steven Crawford.
Yet City were as good in the second half as they were bad in the first, hitting back through two Sergio Aguero goals and a Mario Balotelli penalty to fall agonisingly short at the Etihad Stadium.
Bury had gone agonisingly close to opening the scoring on the half hour, Ryan Lowe's well-struck shot coming back off the bar.
First, on the 18th hole, she watched an eagle putt fall agonisingly short of the cup.
Hamilton won four grands prix and finished on the podium a further eight times in a remarkable campaign that ended in the 23-year-old agonisingly missing out on the world title by a point.