Ascot betting tips, form and odds, January 17

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ASCOT has a seven-race card on Wednesday and we have done the form to find our best tips.

William Pike is back in the western state and he’s eager to notch up a few wins this week.

Race 1 – Maiden Plate (1200m)

Illmatic has improved in two runs this season and it looks close to breaking through. The Daniel O’Connor-trained gelding went close at Pinjarra last start and the inside draw should suit nicely.

Race 1 tip: Illmatic to win at

Race 2 – C1 Handicap (2200m)

Silver Roller was a last start winner at Bunbury and that came by 3.3 lengths. That win suggested that she might cruise through the grades now and this is one of the worst fields we’ve seen for some time.

Race 2 tip: Silver Roller to win at

Race 3 – C1 Handicap (1000m)

Shirasca was a winner on debut at Narrogin before running fifth on this track second up. The Jason Taylor-trained runner looks to have above average ability and drawing barrier two is a bonus.

Race 3 tip: Shirasca to win at

Race 4 – NMW Handicap (1000m)

She’s No Angel was poor on debut, but that form quickly turned around with a win last start. The Taylor-trained filly ran behind race-rival The Nicconian on that occasion, but it could turn the tables from the draw.

Race 4 tip: She’s No Angel to win at

Race 5 – C3 Handicap (1800m)

Hot Bresa was a solid winner fresh up, but it didn’t follow that up with much last start. That continued its form second up form, so consider as an each way bet with more experience under its belt.

Race 5 tip: Hot Bresa to win at

Race 6 – RS0 Handicap (1500m)

Capricorn Dancer scored back-to-back wins earlier this preparation and despite drawing wide for this, it looms as a winning chance. She’s rarely far away from the prize and it just needs some early luck.

Race 6 tip: Capricorn Dancer to win at

Race 7 – C3 Handicap (1200m)

Hit Tune looked good in two starts last campaign before running ninth last start. The Fred Kersley-trained four-year-old finished well down the track, but punters should go on its form from last preparation.

Race 7 tip: Hit Tune to win at

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