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footpad

Archaic a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback

footpad

[′fu̇t‚pad]
(aerospace engineering)
A somewhat flat base on the leg of a spacecraft to distribute weight and thereby minimize sinking into a surface.
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"Whether he'll improve enough to beat Footpad, I don't know.
One of the main causes of footpad dermatitis is wet and sticky litter, very similar to leaving feet in hot sweaty shoes all day, which leads to various management possibilities from water and feed control to ventilation and even lighting.
Proven over further than today's two miles and a furlong, Min looks a cut above these rivals and is a confident choice to beat British raiders Simply Ned, which swooped late to beat Footpad over this route at Christmas, and SAINT CALVADOS, which landed a Grade 2 at Naas in November before finishing a wellbeaten third to Altior in the Tingle Creek at Sandown.
The long-time Cheltenham favourite Ivanovich Gorbatov could only manage fourth here as Footpad posted a career best effort by some distance.
FOOTPAD is expected to bounce back from his seasonal debut 'blip' at Naas to foil his stablecompanion Great Field in the Paddy's Rewards Club Sugar Paddy Chase, one of two Grade 1 events on today's card in Leopardstown.
After being handed the perfect start to the day with the surprise victory of Footpad in the GAIN Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown, the duo were dealt a setback as their Champion Hurdle contender Peace And Co met with a shock defeat in the Contenders Hurdle.
SIX OF the last seven winners of the Racing Post Arkle have started odds-on but there is no chance of that in March because it is hugely doubtful there is a horse of the ability of Footpad, Altior or Douvan in the line-up.
And he was booked for third spot when falling at the last, behind last season's star two-mile novice Footpad, when he fell at the last in the Irish Arkle at Leopardstown in early February.
Wa l s h i s l i ke l y t o b e a t Leopardstown for the rest of the Christmas action and predicts that the real Footpad will turn up at the Foxrock track tomorrow week, warning against writing off last season's outstanding novice chaser after he fluffed his l i n e s w h e n f a l l i n g o n h i s reappearance at Naas last month.
KEMPTON's King George VI Chase remains an option for Footpad despite Willie Mullins' star chaser picking up an injury at Naas on Saturday.
Altior's closest rival in the betting is Saint Calvados, who was brilliant when beating Footpad from the front in a Grade 3 at Naas last week.