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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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Since then he did not race and only took part in the Eid Cup while running at a good pace but lost by a short-head from Dogar Prince in a closely-contested race between the trio seldom seen on the turf with Sparking third by a short-head.
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."
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.
Filly Sparking finished third, a further short-head back with colt Jharra fourth, one length further away.
The Pat Fahy-trained 11-year-old has raced only twice since that short-head victory and is reverting to fences having run over hurdles on his reappearance at Punchestown last month.
Jimmy Fortune's mount has gone up by 3lb as a result of that short-head loss, but could easily have more to offer.
The Italian got Davids Mark (11-2) home by a short-head in the Live Video On www.atthe-races.co.uk Handicap before landing a smooth victory by five lengths on Poise (1-3) in the Rouse & Co Maiden Stakes.
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.