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 adj.— «The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday may be a little short of its usual strength in depth, but for punters who specialise in each-way betting, it could hardly have a better shape at present. An eight-runner field with a hot favourite is what bookmakers refer to as a “filthy” each-way race, offering value to those who look beyond the market leader, and there will be many backers this weekend who decide that Youmzain each-way is the best bet.» —“Youmzain ‘in great form’ for King George” by Greg Wood Guardian (United Kingdom) July 25, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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