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Synonyms for front-runner

a leading contestant

Synonyms for front-runner

a competitor thought likely to win

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Meanwhile, former Cork and Shelbourne supremo Damien Richardson has emerged as the front-runner for the vacant Shamrock Rovers hot-seat.
It seemed appropriate that just ten minutes later at Lingfield we saw what can happen when a front-runner is hassled for the lead.
This place has been heavily favouring front-runners of late and he's been found a very weak race.
By doing so, we aim to establish an early front-runner position in an industry where no company has yet laid claim to leadership," Smetana concluded.
But after Tuesday's 75-44 victory against visiting Hart of Newhall, Burroughs has quickly gone from the role of underdog to front-runner.
Last week, for example, there was much talk before the Tingle Creek about the likelihood that Edredon Bleu would have his chance of victory compromised by the attentions of fellow front-runner Get Real.
Thomson-CSF, a European leader and global front-runner in professional electronics for civil and defense markets, employs 50,000 people worldwide and generated revenues of 6.
SANTA CLARITA - A San Fernando Valley firm is the front-runner to win a contract to build Santa Clarita's long-awaited Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Newhall.
Cushing, chairman, stated, &uot;The potential acquisition of NIPHIX represents both a synergistic partnership and an alliance with a front-runner in the industry that will enable WAMEX to meet its growth objectives expeditiously and to target its market forcefully.
Field and Stream magazine has a reputation for being the front-runner in outdoor sports - and its Web site isn't bad, either.
Not broken until the age of five and described by Henrietta Knight as having an excellent temperament, this front-runner failed to see out the three-mile-plus trip last time but will go close if reproducing her Ludlow run.
commented, "I have been asked many times as the new e-commerce stock on the board how to attract the volume of hits needed to become a front-runner.
It includes a dangerous front-runner in Roses in May, seeking his sixth victory in a row; a big-time 3-year-old in Birdstone, upsetter of Smarty Jones in the Belmont Stakes; a ``people's horse'' in Funny Cide, last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner; and a little sex appeal in Azeri, a mare seeking the first Classic win by a female.
the GOP 2000 front-runner, wants President Clinton to announce that he will renominate Greenspan to a fourth term without waiting for the Fed chairman's current term to expire in June, 2000.