Four hours before kick-off he predicted: "I think they will be the dark horses
in this championship.
I've seen enough from our blokes to suggest we can be one of those dark horses
From where we were six weeks ago, the tournament's dark horses
Here, the entrepreneurial dark horses
could find people shared similar "tastes" with them.
That's if you can call a team who are second favourites in a competition only ever won by South Americans when it is played in South America dark horses
So asked whether Derby are dark horses
for the play-offs, he replied: "Very dark horses
- there's a long way to go.
Derby County boss George Burley has backed Cardiff City to be Division One's dark horses
We're very much dark horses
and hopefully that will give the boys a bit more of a licence.
HULL coach Peter Sharp believes the Giants are the dark horses
for the Super League crown.
And as the official team to watch out for at Euro 2000 they have it all to do if the record of past dark horses
is anything to go by.
Many of the names have circulated throughout Washington, but aides caution that the book also contains dark horses
Yet it's England the other five countries have marked down as the dark horses
I'VE got a few dark horses
for you that could hit the headlines at big prices this year.
A few dark horses
climbed high on the leaderboard, too, not the least of which is Pooley, who was 169th on the earnings list last year.
After that near-miss, the 1999 Dark Horses
Annual didn't let me down, turning up plenty of good-priced winners.