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Synonyms for back-number

someone who is no longer popular

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Brooklyn Breeze is no back-number on his day and can do the business in the Ashleybank Investments Handicap Chase.
Dual Champion Hurdle winner Hardy Eustace proved himself no back-number and again staked his Champion Hurdle claim with an effortless success in the Grade Two Coral Ascot Hurdle at the Berkshire track.
PAUL GASCOIGNE has gone from Everton's FA Cup talisman to a Goodison Park back-number in the space of weeks.
Roger York's charge showed he was anything but a back-number when scoring at Nottingham last time and can hold his pitch on the rails early before asserting at the first bend, as he did on that most recent outing.
In recent months, though, Prescott, as Cabinet Office Minister, has been regarded as a back-number. But despite his occasional wrestling with the English language, Prescott is the consummate politician, aggressive, jokey and a man who once infuriated his father by announcing he was leaving the working class to become middle class.
BLUEARTISANfoundthepace alittlehotinthesecondround oftheDerbyat Wimbledonlast week, but Harry Williams's charge is far from a back-number and can take advantage of afareasieropportunitytoland the 8.26 over 480m at Newcastletonight(liveonRacing Post Greyhound TV), writes JonathanKay.
Three heats of the Stadium Bookmakers Standard Trophy over 500m can go to Newmarket Flyaway (8.04), Mays Stewart (8.19) and Slick Robert (8.36), while veteran Yahoo Jamie looks drawn to take the 9.07 over 480m having showed he was far from a back-number when skating-up over the course and distance on April 2.