dark horse

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a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly

a racehorse about which little is known

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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 are us.
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 next season.
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.