September 17 Racing Tips: Fortamour has the fortitude for Ayr win

Planet Sport tipster Luke Elder is raring to go for the Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday but has a Bronze Cup tip on Friday, September 17 plus a couple of gleaming hopes at Newbury.

Racing guru Luke Elder isn't afraid of a bet in a highly competative day at Ayr and he also has some Planet Sport top tips for Newbury.

Here's a quick snapshot of Luke's selections. Click on the horse's names to have a punt with Planet Sport Bet.


Zecariah (2.55 Newbury)

Fortamour (3.20 Ayr)

Labeeb (4.05 Newbury)

2.55 Newbury - Zecariah

Planet Sport tipster Luke Elder likes the look of Martyn Meade's Zecariah in the one mile Conditions Stakes at Newbury.

The son of the great Nathaniel comes to the race in good form, winning a Class 4 maiden at Sandown on July 22.

The jockey booking for Zecariah is Tom Marquand.

Here is a snippet of Luke's strategy for backing Zecariah:

"We are going to side with another Sandown winner in the form of Zecariah, who was very impressive last time around.

Unfortunate to run in good races on first two starts behind the likes of Lusail at Newmarket and then on debut behind New Science as well.

Yes he was well beaten in both of those but it was much much better last time around. I do think there's more to come from the Martyn Meade runner."

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3.20 Ayr - Fortamour

Next, Luke trains his eye on the six furlong Bronze Cup at Ayr and a shimmering chance in the shape of the Ben Haslam trained Fortamour. The five year-old gelding has run thirteen times over turf with his two wins coming at Ascot and Ripon.

Jockey Paul Hanagan sits atop Fortamour.

Here's a taste of the reasons why Luke fancies Fortamour:

"I do like the chance of Fortamour who did manage to win at Ripon when getting up late on the day a couple of starts ago, is only rated one pound higher for that success and one pound lower than last time around when running in a good race at Ascot."

"I still he think he could be well handicapped also for the Ben Haslam yard, a yard that are going ok in both codes at the moment".

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4.05 Newbury - Labeeb

For his final Friday tip, Elder heads to Newbury and the Class 2 Dubai Duty Free Handicap over one mile and four furlongs.

He rates Simon and Ed Crisford's Labeeb in the race, a gelding with a pair of 2020 wins, who has been knocking on the winning door in 2021.

Labeeb finished a creditable third last time out at Ascot and also registered a third on his penultimate start at Haydock.

The gelding will be ridden by William Buick.

Luke explains his liking for Labeeb here:

"A horse I've thought this track would suit for quite some time, he generally runs better on a more galloping track, the likes of York and finishing fifth behind Ilaraab in a good race a few starts ago.

He didn't run that badly at Ascot last time around as well when staying on for third behind Alfred Boucher.

I thought that was a pretty strong race."

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