15:15 Lingfield Park

Witheford Barrier Trials 13th April Handicap (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £9,250 added
  • Winner: £4,347
  • 2nd: £2,041
  • 3rd: £1,021
  • 4th: £510
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 30.29s
  • Off Time: 15:15:58
  • 8 Ran
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Silk - Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap


22 p CD
  • Form 63-4335
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 78

started very slowly and lost 15 lengths, behind and never able to recover

Silk - ORANGE, BROWN armlets


  • Form 108-640
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 75

raced keenly and tracked leaders out wide early, hampered and left in 3rd place over 5f out, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, weakened soon after


Arctic Sea

  • Form 77343-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 74

tracked leader, badly injured and pulled up over 5f out

  • Form 2/51552-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 73

led and set steady pace, quickened clear 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd and no chance with leading duo

Silk - LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap

Where's Tom

70 CD
  • Form 1669-2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 71

raced keenly, held up in 5th on inside, headway tracking leaders and pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd turning in, every chance and stayed on inside final furlong, rallied close home, just held

Silk - Black and White diamonds, Maroon sleeves and cap

Cry Wolf

400 p D
  • Form 0-48255
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 69

tracked leading pair on inside, left in 2nd over 5f out until turning in, weakened soon after

Silk - Grey
  • Form 678-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 68

held up in last pair, pushed along over 2f out, went modest 4th final furlong, never on terms with leading trio

Silk - Royal blue and yellow diamonds, white cap

Devizes (IRE)

  • Form 02-1112
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 59

pulled hard early, soon steadied in 6th, not clear run and switched out 2f out, good headway on outside over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, all out

In depth


Devizes missed out on a four-timer when runner-up at Kempton and is raised a further 2lb. Arctic Sea won over track and trip in February but RENARDEAU wasn’t far behind in third and re-opposes on more favourable terms. Dropping back down in class for this, Ali Stronge’s charge can come out best. Potenza placed at Doncaster when last on the Flat and is fit from hurdling while Where's Tom has a shout on a second at Kempton back in January. Ministerial is upped in trip for his handicap bow and may improve.


Renardeau 8-1 (9-0) Midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 5 1/2l behind Great Esteem (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (3) pol in Mar.

Viaduct 150-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms, 15th of 16, 29 1/2l behind Throne Hall (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Mar.

Arctic Sea 18-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, raced keenly, headway to go 2nd over 10f out, led 9f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Feb beating Songkran (9-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Potenza (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) Close-up, raced keenly, joined leaders 4 out, just behind leaders 3 out, pushed in 2nd before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on behind impressive winner, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Bombyx (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (4) sft in Mar.

Where's Tom 15-2 (9-3) Ridden away from stalls, soon close up on inside, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Hint Of Stars (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Cry Wolf 7-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out until edged right over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, last of 5, 4 1/4l behind Colwood (9-12) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (5) pol in Mar.

Ministerial 80-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, shaken up and stayed on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Royal Mews (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.

Devizes (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Handy early, mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, led just over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind French Minstrel (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Mar.