JJ Atkins 2022

Saturday June 11, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes is a key lead-up to the JJ Atkins each winter carnival

The JJ Atkins, formerly the TJ Smith, is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds traditionally held at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day during the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Conducted on a Saturday in early – mid June, the classic is one of two Group 1 features at the meeting along with the the lucrative $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), while the new-look $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) that has now replaced the race formerly known as the PJ O’Shea Stakes (defunct) is the other major race on the card.

The 2017 JJ Atkins and other Stradbroke Handicap Day races were moved from a rain-affected Eagle Farm track to Doomben Racecourse and in 2018 the JJ Atkins also took place at Doomben with continued track issues at Eagle Farm.

Run at set weights, the colts and geldings carrying 57kg in the JJ Atkins field while the fillies carry 55kg. Conducted over a mile (1600m) the JJ Atkins offers $1,000,000 in total prize money as of 2021.

For 2020 the J.J. Atkins Stakes was reduced to $350,000 with $203,000 for the winner due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the race distance from 1600m to 1400m.

Three races a ballot exemption to the winner/s into the JJ Atkins with New Zealand’s Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes, the BRC Champagne Classic (now run as the Spirit Of Boom Classic) and the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes.

The last horses to complete the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes – JJ Atkins double were Sizzling (2012) followed by the filly Sheeza Belter in 2022, while the Champagne Classic – JJ Atkins double was last achieved by Rothfire (2020).

The latest edition of the JJ Atkins ran on Saturday June 11, 2022 at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane and saw the BRC Sires’ winning filly Sheeza Belter ($4.20) beat home the boys again for Team Snowden. 

The JJ Atkins Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 11, 2022
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1893

2022 The JJ Atkins Results

  • 1st: #16 Sheeza Belter ($4.20)
  • 2nd: #4 Political Debate
  • 3rd: #6 Brosnan

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained filly Sheeza Belter ($4.20) kept the wins going this winter, the last start BRC Sires’ winner beating home the boys again with success over last Saturday’s The Phoenix winner from the Waller stable Political Debate in the 2022 JJ Atkins results.

The official JJ Atkins 2022 results & finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 11, 2022.

JJ Atkins Betting

Futures JJ Atkins odds on the likely runners open weeks in advance of the race offering generous ante-post or pre-field prices for the punters.

The markets firm once the JJ Atkins final field is released and provides more security and betting options for the Stradbroke Handicap Day feature. Sydney raiders often dominate JJ Atkins betting as the visitors have dominant recent results including three winners each for Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller from 2010 – 2022.

Favourites in JJ Atkins betting have a strong recent record in the race with seven winning since 2010 including Sacred Elixir ($5 2016), The Autumn Sun ($2.45 in 2018), Rothfire ($3.50 in 2020) and most recently Converge ($2.90 in 2021).

Horses that run well in the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes a fortnight earlier also feature highly in markets for the Group 1 over a mile at the Eagle Farm track. Converge (2nd in 2021) followed by the double winning filly Sheeza Belter (1st in 2022) are the latest JJ Atkins winners to come out of the BRC Sires’.

2022 JJ Atkins Odds

The season’s best JJ Atkins 2022 betting odds and Group 1 Brisbane racing markets will be available below so make sure you bookmark this page for access to the top prices on your JJ Atkins betting selections.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 J.J. Atkins will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

JJ Atkins Field

The JJ Atkins betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Sacred Elixir (2016) saluted for the punters in the JJ Atkins. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The JJ Atkins field attracts a line-up of the winter’s most promising young milers. The two-year-olds come off a number of different runs, but the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) held a fortnight before is the key lead-up for JJ Atkins-bound two-year-olds.

Earlier, a good winter lead-up into the JJ Atkins field is the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) held at the Gold Coast on Hollindale Stakes Day and Sizzling (2012) was the last to do the double.

The final acceptances feature many interstate-trained visitors who have a dominant recent record in the race winning eight of the editions from 2011 – 2022, while the New Zealand raider Sacred Elixir won the race in 2016.

The largest field in recent history saw 19 runners in 2004 when Outback Prince won. The smallest field to date was just five runners in 2008, the race won by Rockdale from the outside alley.

The JJ Atkins nominations are taken in early May five weeks before the final acceptances are released along with the barrier draw on the Tuesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

2022 JJ Atkins Field

The official JJ Atkins Plate 2022 Final Field & Barriers will be posted here once released on the Tuesday of Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The 2022 JJ Atkins 2022 final field features a near capacity line-up of two-year-olds including  Chris Waller’s The Phoenix winner from Oaks Day Political Debate on the quick back-up and Peter & Paul Snowden’s Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly Sheeza Belter.

  • Scratched: #11 Robusto (16), #18 Amati (8)

2022 JJ Atkins First Acceptances

The first acceptances for the JJ Atkins 2022 are taken on a Wednesday, 10 days out from the event and will be available in full below.

The JJ Atkins 2022 first acceptances attracted 27 juveniles including Team Snowden’s Group 2 $1 million BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly Sheeza Belter and the Chris Waller-trained So You Think colt Political Debate coming off a Champagne Classic third.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 121×031 SHEEZA BELTER F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 1 55kg
2 214×43 BRERETON C 2 Peter G Moody 2 57kg
3 1216 TWIN STARS C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 3 57kg
4 146×515410 COCOBREW EXPRESS G 2 Tom Button 4 57kg
5 3x4210x30 THELWELL G 2 Sharryn Livingstone 5 57kg
6 6471 BROSNAN C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 6 57kg
7 110×0 MISHANI SPARTAN G 2 Les Ross 7 57kg
8 1145 GREEN SHADOWS C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8 57kg
9 131 OWEN COUNTY G 2 John Sargent 9 57kg
10 12350×97 HEROIC SON C 2 Peter & Will Hulbert 10 57kg
11 6×2150 TYRESA F 2 Kelly Schweida 11 55kg
12 4x31x49 ROBUSTO C 2 Chris Waller 12 57kg
13 221 BASQUIAT C 2 Chris Waller 13 57kg
14 120×9 SANDPAPER C 2 James Cummings 14 57kg
15 12 AMATI F 2 Chris Waller 15 55kg
16 21 SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 2 Graeme Rogerson 16 57kg
17 21 RINGMASTER G 2 Michael Freedman 17 57kg
18 61×758246 FOUR MILE LANE C 2 Tom Button 18 57kg
19 32×93 FEARLESS KNIGHT C 2 Kacy Fogden 19 57kg
20 13 LETHAL THOUGHTS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 20 57kg
21 22 DARK HARMONY G 2 David Joice 21 57kg
22 23 POLITICAL DEBATE C 2 Chris Waller 22 57kg
23 0x51 MOUNT BRILLIANT C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 23 57kg
24 26 MAGNASPIN C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 24 57kg
25 1 BAROQUE ROAD G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 25 57kg
26 15 WEST OF AFRICA C 2 Annabel Neasham 26 57kg
27 4145 SIZZLING GAL F 2 Liam Birchley 27 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 JJ Atkins Nominations

The early JJ Atkins 2022 nominations close at the start of May followed by first acceptances later that month with the full entries to be announced below once released by Racing Queensland.

The 2022 J.J. Atkins nominations were taken on Tuesday the 3rd of May, 2022 and attracted a bumper 127 juveniles.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2 ALCEDO G 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
2 53×1 ALLUDE C 2 Chris Munce
3 AMATI F 2 Chris Waller
4 AMBASSADORS C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
5 ARTEMAS G 2 Chris Munce
6 6x ATMOSPHERE C 2 James Cummings
7 56 AWESOME JOHN G 2 John O’Shea
8 BACKROWER C 2 Michael Freedman
9 BANKSTOWN (NZ) G 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
10 BAROQUE ROAD G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
11 22 BASQUIAT C 2 Chris Waller
12 BERNASCONI C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 416 BETTER STRINGS F 2 Peter Lindeberg
14 214×4 BRERETON C 2 Peter G Moody
15 BROOKHAVEN G 2 Chris Munce
16 647x BROSNAN C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
17 BULIKOV C 2 Robert Heathcote
18 12066x CALGARY STAMPEDE G 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
19 4×9 CALIFORNIACHOICEST C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
20 5x CAPITAL ELLE F 2 Annabel Neasham
21 11x1x CAPITAL TOWER C 2 Tony Gollan
22 3146×51541 COCOBREW EXPRESS G 2 Tom Button
23 COLORADO CRUZ F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
24 148×3 COMMAND APPROVED C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
25 4x CONCENTRIC C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
26 266x CONTEMPORARY C 2 James Cummings
27 1 COUNT DA BEANS G 2 Michael Costa
28 15 CZAR C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
29 DARK HARMONY G 2 David Joice
30 0x DEFT LEOPARD C 2 Brad Widdup
31 1 DIMAGGIO (NZ) G 2 Tony Pike
32 DIRTY MERCHANT C 2 Annabel Neasham
33 4×14 DOLLY JAYNE F 2 John Ramsey
34 55 DON’T CHANGE G 2 Nick Ryan
35 DOULL C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
36 5x DREAMTIME LEGEND C 2 Marc Conners
37 5 DUPONT C 2 Michael Freedman
38 2 ECONOMICS C 2 Annabel Neasham
39 3x EKATERINA F 2 Robert Heathcote
40 ELLIPTICAL C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
41 EPONYMOUS C 2 Chris Waller
42 1116×1 EXO LADY F 2 Desleigh Forster
43 EXTREME FREEDOM (NZ) C 2 Robert & Luke Price
44 32x FEARLESS KNIGHT C 2 Kacy Fogden
45 2522x FLORAL OASIS F 2 Kacy Fogden
46 61×75824 FOUR MILE LANE C 2 Tom Button
47 26x GOLDEN QUEEN F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
48 11x GRACE’S SECRET (NZ) F 2 Chris Waller
49 114 GREEN SHADOWS C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
50 HAWAII FIVE OH C 2 Michael Freedman
51 12350×9 HEROIC SON C 2 Peter & Will Hulbert
52 HOLTERMANN G 2 Chris Munce
53 54x HONEY POT F 2 Tony Gollan
54 IRISH ANTHEM G 2 Anthony Cummings
55 3 IRON GRACE F 2 Scott Morrisey
56 JUST GETS BETTER G 2 Stuart Kendrick
57 23x6x KIN F 2 James Cummings
58 34×31 KINGS CONSORT G 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
59 KOTONI G 2 Adam Campton
60 MAGADAN C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
61 MAGNASPIN C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
62 MAID TO FIT F 2 Kelly Schweida
63 3x MAJORELLE C 2 Kacy Fogden
64 MARTIAL MUSIC C 2 Anthony Cummings
65 2x MEDIA SCANDAL F 2 Kacy Fogden
66 1×0 MENARI MAGIC F 2 Paul Butterworth
67 51277x MERCHANT PRINCE C 2 Peter G Moody
68 43x METALLICITY C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
69 1x MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO F 2 Kacy Fogden
70 7x MILLS F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
71 2120×6 MINKS STAR F 2 Chris Anderson
72 26 MISHANI MISSILE G 2 Kelly Purdy
73 512390x MISHANI PERSUASION G 2 Les Ross
74 110x MISHANI SPARTAN G 2 Les Ross
75 231165×8 MISHANI WARFARE G 2 Les Ross
76 0x MOUNT BRILLIANT C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
77 NEVER FAILS C 2 Anthony Cummings
78 29x NORTHERN BEACHES C 2 Chris Waller
79 77x NORTHUMBRIA C 2 James Cummings
80 2 OPITO BALLERINA (NZ) F 2 Bjorn Baker
81 87 OUR DRUMMER G 2 Malcolm Reynolds
82 13 OWEN COUNTY G 2 John Sargent
83 4x PERFECT PENELOPE F 2 Kacy Fogden
84 PHAROAH MAGIC C 2 Anthony Cummings
85 17×3 PLYMSTOCK F 2 James Cummings
86 2 POLITICAL DEBATE C 2 Chris Waller
87 PRIORITY F 2 Anthony Cummings
88 8×1 RESONATOR G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
89 2 RINGMASTER G 2 Michael Freedman
90 4x31x ROBUSTO C 2 Chris Waller
91 ROYAL PHAROAH C 2 Chris Waller
92 12 RUDYARD (NZ) G 2 Tony Pike
93 SAMARITAN C 2 John O’Shea
94 120x SANDPAPER C 2 James Cummings
95 3×251 SAWEETIE F 2 Tony Gollan
96 64×72 SEBRING GIRL F 2 Stuart Kendrick
97 SELOUS C 2 James Cummings
98 5 SHAQUILA C 2 Matthew Dunn
99 1 SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 2 Graeme Rogerson
100 5x SIBYLLA F 2 Chris Waller
101 414 SIZZLING GAL F 2 Liam Birchley
102 21x SLIPPER ISLAND C 2 Tony Pike
103 126×0 SOARING AMBITION F 2 Annabel Neasham
104 271x STANDING ORDER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
105 9×614 STREET DELIGHT F 2 Symon Wilde
106 13x STROLL F 2 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
107 336×2 SWISS EXILE C 2 Annabel Neasham
108 TEMPLE GARDEN C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
109 3x4210x THELWELL G 2 Sharryn Livingstone
110 THETOYBOY G 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
111 1 THORPE C 2 Annabel Neasham
112 THORSBY C 2 Kacy Fogden
113 TITANIC AWARD G 2 Bjorn Baker
114 8×3 TORONOMICA C 2 Richard & Will Freedman
115 88x TREASURER C 2 Brad Widdup
116 12 TWIN STARS C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
117 6×215 TYRESA F 2 Kelly Schweida
118 0x VALSPAR G 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
119 VEANDECHANCE F 2 Matthew Dunn
120 0x53x VICTORY MOMENTS G 2 Kacy Fogden
121 7x VINNIE’S SPIRIT C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
122 1x WEST OF AFRICA C 2 Annabel Neasham
123 YELLOW BRICK G 2 Tony & Maddysen Sears
124 2x0x ZAMBEZI RIVER C 2 Chris Waller
125 2x ZOU TIGER C 2 John O’Shea
126 12 ZOUGOTCHA F 2 Chris Waller
127 ZOUSMIC C 2 Peter G Moody

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The JJ Atkins Form Guide

The JJ Atkins form guide provides all the key information such as jockeys, trainers, barriers and the lead-up runs of the two-year-olds in the field.

Sydney trainers have dominated the JJ Atkins results in recent years so check the form guide for Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse-trained juveniles in good form.

The BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes form has stacked up in the JJ Atkins more than any other lead-up over history, but interestingly all three winners from 2013 – 15 didn’t come off a black-type run. Again in 2018 the hot favourite in JJ Atkins betting who went on to salute for the punters was The Autumn Sun whose lead-up run was a Randwick win in a 2YOs SWP event.

The JJ Atkins form has stacked up in bigger races later on over the years including in 2015 when Press Statement won the Caulfield Guineas in the spring. One of the best recent examples of the J.J. Atkins form holding up in future Group 1 events was the 2018 champion The Autumn Sun who took out that spring’s Golden Rose – Caulfield Guineas interstate double and also the following autumn’s Randwick Guineas – Rosehill Guineas Group 1 double in Sydney.

The 2022 JJ Atkins form held the following autumn with the winner Converge taking out the 2022 Randwick Guineas before a Rosehill Guineas second.

JJ Atkins Form Facts

  • The BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes a fortnight before has proved the key JJ Atkins form line to follow into the Group 1 with Sheeza Belter (2022) the last to do the double
  • Favourites have a strong record saluting for the punters
  • Before Sheeza Belter (2022) the last filly to beat home the boys in the JJ Atkins was Linky Dink (2009)
  • Sydney-trained raiders have an outstanding record in the race in recent years

2022 JJ Atkins Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive JJ Atkins 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The JJ Atkins Tips

JJ Atkins race tips include looking for promising miler types from Sydney’s leading stables, watching for the Brisbane runners coming off a strong BRC Sires’ Produce performance and the runner drawn in barrier six.

Barrier six produced three past winners from 2009 – 2011 and is one of the most successful barriers in the past 30 plus years.

2022 JJ Atkins Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive JJ Atkins 2022 betting tips and exotic Group 1 winter racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the juveniles to back and sack.

  • To Win: #12 Basquiat ($15 at time of publish)

Going for an upset in an open edition of the JJ Atkins with plenty of form lines to consider. From the Waller stable, this son of Snitzel looks one of the forgotten chances up in grade but proven at a mile. He’s on the improve and has plenty of upside ahead of his fourth career start. Two seconds were followed by his maiden win last time out at Doomben over 1615m on a Heavy track. He was good there in easier grade, has the inside alley here and can surprise a few at a price.

The JJ Atkins Results

Overall single-figure hopes have dominated the recent  JJ Atkins results.

The longest-priced winner in recent years was Linky Dink ($26 in 2009), who was also the last filly to beat home the boys in the JJ Atkins until the 2022 victory by Sheeza Belter ($4.20).

Recent JJ Atkins winners of note include The Autumn Sun (2018), Press Statement (2015), Sizzling (2012), Pressday (2010) and Reigning To Win (2006).

JJ Atkins Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Sheeza Belter Political Debate Brosnan 1:36.01
2021 Converge Giannis Tiger Of Malay 1:35.86
2020 Rothfire Gotta Kiss The Drinks Cart 1:21.0 (Over 1400m)
2019 Prince Fawaz Kubrick Reloaded 1:35.6
2018 The Autumn Sun Zousain Fundamentalist 1:38.8
2017 Capital Gain Aloisia Taking Aim 1:36.2
2016 Sacred Elixir Charnley River Heart Skipt A Beat 1:37.8
2015 Press Statement Sagaronne Look To The Stars 1:35.4
2014 Almalad Brazen Beau Looks Like The Cat 1:35.3
2013 Romantic Touch Zoustar Paximadia 1:36.5
2012 Sizzling Kabayan Academus 1:37.0
2011 Benfica Hot Snitzel Playtime 1:36.0
2010 Pressday Ringa Ringa Rosie American Crew 1:35.0
2009 Linky Dink Spot On Target Southport 1:39.9
2008 Rockdale Baci Amore Fravashi 1:40.3
2007 Apercu Tripitz Masked Assassin 1:37.9
2006 Reigning To Win Danleigh Carry To Glory 1:37.4
2005 Darci Brahma Ready As Daemons 1:34.9
2004 Outback Prince Star Shiraz Lords A Leaping 1:34.1
2003 Picaday Promoted Ambulance 1:35.8
2002 Lovely Jubly Top Echelon Big Breakfast 1:35.3
2001 Juanmo Barawin Evander 1:35.1
2000 Show A Heart Lady Mulan Rapid Man 1:36.8