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air shot

[′er ‚shät]
(engineering)
A shot prepared by loading (charging) so that an air space is left in contact with the explosive for the purpose of lessening its shattering effect.
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The hearing, heard by Mr Justice Stadlen, involved a day with the court convened at the BHA's headquarters to watch race footage of the "air shots".
"Air shots" are a common way of making it appear that a jockey is riding a horse more vigorously than he actually is.
So 5,000 fans can say they were there the day Tiger Woods took a dozen air shots.
The hearing, heard byMr Justice Stadlen, involved a day with the court convened at the BHA's headquarters to watch race footage of the "air shots".
Walking stiffly, he was even seen practising fresh air shots as if his mind was still on the Grand Slam game.
That group included 1982 champion Sandy Lyle with an amazing five air shots in his 84.
No, nothing really, but I do I remember when I first became a member at a golf club and I was on the tee for the first time and I had a few air shots. I could not hit the ball at all.
But he expressed disappointment that four non-trier breaches and assertions that he had made "air shots" were not similarly referred.
McKeown is still considering going to the Court of Appeal over this and the judge's acceptance that the disciplinary panel was allowed to conclude there were air shots despite the four sets of racecourse stewards not finding any breach of the rules.
At the hearing, the BHA submitted the mare was intentionally not asked for sufficient effort during the race with her future handicap mark in mind, with Graeme McPherson QC highlighting the use of Whillans' whip between the penultimate and last hurdles, alleging that while he made out to hit Mansonn Leda three times, two were "air shots" with no real intention of making contact.
Only 42 days suspension for administering air shots! What an incredibly lenient sentence.