drop back


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Synonyms for drop back

take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football

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I think the Nassau Stakes would appeal for her, but the German Oaks, although a drop back in trip, might be the easiest option.
We'll probably him drop back in trip and run him over six furlongs," said Botti.
If the ground ends up goodish at Cheltenham, he'll most likely run in the Ryanair but if it came up softer, he could possibly drop back for the Queen Mother.
Even worse, is the thought that if they do drop back they are seen as losing their place.
This more conventional track will play to his strengths and the drop back to a mile shouldn't pose a problem.
He just ran out of stamina towards the end, but he ran to his mark and he'll drop back to two-and-a-half miles.
That was a pleasing effort given her lengthy lay-off, and she also seemed to appreciate the drop back in trip, having been campaigned over six and seven furlongs last term.
Peters knows people will be watching to see how he performs against a passing team, needing to drop back in coverage.
All too often, a blocker will raise up, run four yards, and then try to drop back into leverage position.
From the moment we raise our head in the morning off pillows that bear those famous 'Do Not Remove' warnings, to when we drop back in bed at night, we are overwhelmed with warnings.
SIZING EUROPE will drop back in trip following his second behind Quito De La Roque in the JNwine.
As he pushed up, Paul Bracewell would instantly drop back in, covering Ratcliffe.
On the kick [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 1 OMITTED] the upbacks will drop back to a point about 10 yards from where the ball is caught.
Therefore, it appears likely that the price of oil will drop back to a price around $34 per barrel (bbl) within the next year or two
Since that win at Kempton in April Beautiful Lando has raced over 1m in all but one of his starts and although he's acquitted himself well, most recently when going down narrowly in third at Deauville after being clear approaching the final furlong, this drop back in trip looks a race overdue.