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Ipswich Betting Tips for November 17, 2023 - Marshal to salute

Last updated: 17 Nov 2023
Martin Pennington 17 Nov 2023
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  • Get our tips and best bets for the Ipswich Races
  • They host Friday's Queensland meeting
  • The track is currently a Good 4
  • Our November 17 preview is included below 
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Ipswich host Friday's Queensland's meeting. (Getty)

Ipswich hosts a nine-race program on November 17 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.
  • Ipswich Tips November 17
  • Crowne Real Estate Geoff & Ally Maiden Handicap Tips (Race 3)
  • Future Finance Group Class 5 Handicap Tips (Race 4)
  • Ken Pickard Benchmark 62 Handicap Tips (Race 7)
  • TAB Summer Provincial Sprint Series – Heat – Benchmark 70 Handicap Tips (Race 8)

Our Ipswich best bets are provided by expert form analysts, and a preview of Friday's racing is below. 

Ipswich Tips November 17

Crowne Real Estate Geoff & Ally Maiden Handicap Tips (Race 3)

Ipswich Favourite - Race 3 No. 5 A Dime Approach

This gelding has acquitted himself well via stronger-looking contests in recent times, including when fourth over 1800m in an Eagle Farm maiden two starts back.

A Dime Approach followed that effort with a seventh, beaten just over six lengths in an 1840m maiden on a Soft 5 at the same venue ten days ago. 

The return to provincial racing here is a positive, with the gelding having registered a good two-and-a-half-lengths fifth in a 1690m contest here three starts back.

While Martin Harley’s mount has nine starts to his name, he has had fewer chances than most of his rivals here and his sire Dawn Approach offers hope stamina-wise on his first start at this distance. 

Connections have tried various tactics with their representative and in a field of exposed performers, he can break his maiden at the tenth attempt.

Future Finance Group Class 5 Handicap Tips (Race 4)

Ipswich Roughie - Race 4 No. 3 Tavis Town

The New Zealand-bred gelding has shown good course form in the past, winning in Benchmark 68 company over 1710m in July 2021.

While the gelding has won just once since then, it’s interesting that he has generally been kept to shorter distances since the start of last year.

The exception came when tackling a metro handicap at Eagle Farm in May last year, a race in which he finished tailed off last of eighth over 1600m.

Tavis Town failed to shine when racing first-up over 1400m at Beaudesert this time around, but took a step forward when fifth over 1300m at the Sunshine Coast on October 29.

While any softening of the forecast good 4 going would aid his chances, he may prove capable of springing a surprise now stepped up in distance.

Ken Pickard Benchmark 62 Handicap Tips (Race 7)

Ipswich Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Last Chance Saloon

The gelding is one of the least experienced runners in the field, with just four starts to his name to date and all of those runs have come at Sunshine Coast, including when breaking his maiden over 1200m first-up last prep.

Successful by half-a-length on a good 4 track that day, he subsequently registered second-place finishes in Benchmark 65 and Benchmark 68 handicap contests.

Last Chance Saloon showed up well over 1600m when last in action back in April and it’s worth marking up that performance given he lost a plate in the process.

The drop in distance shouldn’t inconvenience too much here, while the gelding has shown tactical versatility in the past.  

Jockey Ryan Maloney returns to the saddle for the first time since partnering the gelding to his maiden success in March and his mount looks up to resuming with a victory.   

TAB Summer Provincial Sprint Series – Heat – Benchmark 70 Handicap Tips (Race 8)

Ipswich Best Bet - Race 8 No. 2 Air Marshal

The gelding ticks plenty of boxes here, having returned in good form in 2023, winning two of his three starts this time around.

The most recent of those outings came when saluting in a course and distance Benchmark 68 handicap on a good 4 surface earlier this month. 

Air Marshal raced from off the pace before saluting by a length that day, having been slowly away from barrier seven. 

Previously, he had over 1300m in a Benchmark 65 at the Sunshine Coast and that form looks strong with the third and fourth that day both delivering subsequent victories, while the eighth home in that contest is another to win subsequently. 

Barrier eight shouldn’t pose any issues here, while trainer Renita Beaton’s booking of James Orman is a positive in a highly competitive sprint handicap.


Our Ipswich selections for Friday, November 17 are:

Best Bet1: Air Marshal To Win @16/5 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Last Chance Saloon To Win @17/10 at Neds - 3 Units
Best Bet3: A Dime Approach To Win @9/5 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units
Best Bet4: Tavis Town Each Way @25/1 at Bet Right - 1 Unit
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