Best bet for the horse racing at Lingfield Thursday 3rd October
You don’t know the power of the dark side.
I've not totally lost the plot but Star Wars has been on my mind since I see this one entered.
The Charlie Appleby trained Godolphin homebred Imperial Empire goes in the one-mile Shard Solutions and Origin Nursery Handicap at Lingfield on Thursday due off at 2.10. By Dubawi out of Grade 3 UAE Oaks winner Falls of Lora he is a half-brother to winners Cascadian and Trossachs. He got off to a slow start in races at Doncaster and Yarmouth before finishing second behind stablemate Al Suhail again at Yarmouth; that colt is now rated 105 having finished third in the G.3 Solario Stakes next time. Off the mark at the fourth time of asking when winning a nursery at Sandown over seven furlongs in August staying on to lead in the final 50 yards he has been improving with experience. He could be leniently treated here off an official mark of 78 with hopefully plenty more to come yet. I have taken the 11-4 overnight best odds guaranteed.
All being well I will need a battalion of Stormtroopers to protect me when I collect the winnings.
Cue the Imperial March theme music.