October 9 Racing Tips: Imperial Fighter to bring the power of the dark side to Newmarket

Planet Sport tipster Pete Farries feels a disturbance in the force on Saturday, October 9 at Newmarket with a Star Wars themed bet, a Godolphin good thing and a choice that deserves a Straight Answer.

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1.45 Newmarket - Hafit

Pete is happy to be feeling blue on Saturday with this Godolphin two year-old trained by Charlie Appleby. The Dubawi colt won on debut at HQ over seven furlongs and then registered a second at Haydock over an extended mile.

Champion Jockey chasing William Buick gets the leg up.

Here's a snippet of why Pete is happy to back Hafit.

"This is a runner who hasn't quite yet run successfully over a mile and two furlongs, actually won on debut over seven furlongs at Goodwood, since then has run over slightly longer but not yet over the mile two.

The thing is, last time around, didn't push the winner, but did really keep in and over a longer trip, perhaps an extra two furlongs, maybe slightly shorter, may well have caught and may well have surpassed. I don't think this is that tough a race, Hafit likely to be the market favourite."

2.20 Newmarket - Imperial Fighter

Whether you wonder at X-Wings or are a TIE Fighter fan, Imperial Fighter ticks the boxes in terms of form and Star Wars credibility.

The Andrew Balding two-year old won first time out at Goodwood then recorded a second in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes over seven furlongs.

The controversial Oisin Murphy, stood down on Friday, gets the ride.

Heres a snapshot for why Imperial Fighter could bring the force.

"Imperial Fighter was really good in Class 2 action at Goodwood on debut and last time around was, I think, even better in Class 1, finishing second behind Royal Patronage who ran an incredible race, especially for a 25/1.

So, Imperial Fighter is going to be very very good, yes Coroebus and, actually, one or two others in this race are going to be dangerous but I don't worry about the step up in trip for Imperial Fighter, in fact, it may well help."

2.55 Newmarket - Straight Answer

Straight answer is a direct fancy for Pete, make no mistake. The Juddmonte runner for Irish trainer Ger Lyons is unbeaten in two runs and has been supplemented for the race to the tune of £32000.

The two year-old Kodiac colt faces strong competition from Godolphin's Native Trail but Pete is positive that Straight Answer provides the antidote to Charlie Appleby's odds-on shot.

Colin Keane gets to don the pink and greens silks for Straight Answer over seven furlongs.

Here's a brief rundown of why Pete won't accept anything but a Straight Answer.

"This is a really good bet I think, was superb in victory at Fairyhouse last time around. There is a step up in furlong in trip. Don't care about that, there was loads left in this runner's legs last time and this call, I think is going to win this…

I do think that each-way on Straight Answer is probably the way to go."

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