Trouble And Strife proved too much for Brexitmeansbrexit in a topical two-horse clash at Lingfield.
With political and public opinion divided over the United Kingdom’s break from the European Union, this match provided a little light relief.
The result went to form with Trouble And Strife, sent off the 2-7 favourite, putting her sole rival in her place in the Barrier Trials at Lingfield Park Fillies’ Handicap.
Brexitmeansbrexit was smartly out of the stalls for 7lb-claiming apprentice Seamus Cronin but was soon overtaken by Luke Morris on Trouble And Strife.
The Sir Mark Prescott-trained filly, who had got off the mark over the course and distance a week ago, was in the driving seat from then on.
Brexitmeansbrexit tried to mount a challenge in the straight, but with the two horses wide apart, Trouble And Strife comfortably won the argument by two and three-quarter lengths.
It was a surprise that they were the only two horses declared at the final declaration stage from an original entry of 12 that included other such relevant names as Cross My Mind, Fresh Terms and Show Of Force.