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Updated: November 10, 2009, 11:17 AM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

At first, it was hard to distinguish some of the trainers from the person there to pitchfork up the horse manure.

Sometimes it's useful to observe the body language of trainers. Likely losers slump around the paddock, going through the motions, pick up a check, get a triple bacon cheeseburger with extra mayo; get a cool one, or more. Somebody with a chance to win is attentive.

The body language of the man in question said: These jeans must have shrunk again.

He had a huge belly.

How ...

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