JJ Atkins 2021

Saturday June 12, 2021

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 horse to complete the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes – JJ Atkins double was Sizzling (2012), while the Champagne Classic – JJ Atkins double was last achieved by Rothfire (2020). 

The latest edition of the JJ Atkins ran on Saturday June 12, 2021 and was won in runaway fashion by the favourite Converge ($2.90). 

The JJ Atkins Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 12, 2021
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m 
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000 
  • First Run: 1893
 

2021 The JJ Atkins Results

  • 1st: #2 Converge
  • 2nd: #11 Giannis
  • 3rd: #1 Tiger Of Malay

The official JJ Atkins 2021 results & finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 12, 2021.

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained son of Frankel, Converge ($2.90F), was excellent second-up enjoying a step back up to a mile for a runaway three length victory in the JJ Atkins 2021 results for the punters. 

JJ Atkins Betting & Odds

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 – 2021.

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) was the last JJ Atkins winner to come out of the BRC Sires’. 

2021 JJ Atkins Odds

The season’s best JJ Atkins 2021 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.

J.J. Atkins 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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.


The 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.

The final acceptances feature many interstate-trained visitors who have a dominant recent record in the race winning seven of the editions from 2011 – 2021, 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.

2021 JJ Atkins Field

The official JJ Atkins Plate 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be posted here once released on the Tuesday of Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The 2021 JJ Atkins final field features 14 two-year-olds including the BRC Sires’ winner Tiger Of Malay (11), runner-uo Converge (5) and third placegetter Port Louis (13) all engaged in a rematch. 

2021 JJ Atkins First Acceptances

The first acceptances for the JJ Atkins 2021 are taken on a Wednesday, 10 days out from the event and will be available in full below.

The 2021 JJ Atkins first acceptances have left just 16 potential runners in the Group 1 feature on Stradbroke Day including the trifecta out of the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes led by the winner Tiger Of Malay

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 8321 BLUSHING TYCOON C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
2 1 CAPE BRETON C 2 Chris Waller  
3 1×62132 CONVERGE G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
4 10 DARK REBEL C 2 Edward Cummings  
5 53×75 GIANNIS C 2 Chris Waller  
6 42×229 INVINSIBLE TEARS F 2 Gillian Heinrich  
7 5 LONDON BELL (NZ) G 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy  
8 4×421 OVERMANN G 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
9 21114 OVERPASS C 2 Bjorn Baker  
10 3253 PORT LOUIS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
11 135×20 RANCH HAND C 2 Chris Waller  
12 13 SINBA G 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
13 313×5318 SUBTERRANEAN C 2 Matthew Dunn  
14 273 THREE WISE MEN G 2 Edward Cummings  
15 1×52751 TIGER OF MALAY C 2 Richard & Michael Freedman  
16 18×2 VOLCANIC ROCK G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 JJ Atkins Nominations

The early JJ Atkins 2021 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 2021 J.J. Atkins nominations attracted a bumper 124 juveniles led in early betting by the likes of Port Louis and Prince Of Boom with all-in betting to be updated following the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes results

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 6x ALFANO C 2 Anthony Cummings  
2   AMERICAN ACTRESS (NZ) F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
3   ANYTHINK GOES C 2 Matthew Smith  
4 27×512 APPLE TART F 2 Stuart Kendrick  
5   ARMOUR FORCE C 2 Richard & Michael Freedman  
6 14 ASLAV C 2 Chris Waller  
7 3x54x2 ASTROLOGER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden  
8 42328×1 BABY WONG C 2 Stephen Jones  
9 12×4 BERDINI’S GIRL F 2 Chris Munce  
10 4 BERENIB F 2 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
11   BLUE HOUR C 2 Kacy Fogden  
12 83 BLUSHING TYCOON C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
13   BRONZE DRAGON G 2 Billy Healey  
14 14 BULLOO F 2 Stuart Kendrick  
15 5 CANNY IMPACT C 2 Stuart Kendrick  
16   CAPE BRETON C 2 Chris Waller  
17 2 CARDIGAN QUEEN F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
18 1x CARRIBEAN KING (NZ) C 2 Stuart Kendrick  
19   CELTIC HARP C 2 Chris Waller  
20 53 CINQUE TORRI C 2 Bjorn Baker  
21 442×4 CLAIRVUE LADY F 2 Stuart Kendrick  
22   COMMANDS THE FIELD F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
23 5x COMPLETION F 2 Annabel Neasham  
24 21x0x CONEXY G 2 Chris Waller  
25 1×6213 CONVERGE G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
26 2 COOL LAD C 2 Matthew Smith  
27 4×1 CORK HARBOUR C 2 Chris Waller  
28 1 COTEHELE (NZ) C 2 John O’Shea  
29 0x DARCEANDERMILL C 2 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold  
30   DARK REBEL C 2 Edward Cummings  
31 7x DASH DASH DASH C 2 Glen Thompson  
32 1 DEBUSSY C 2 Toby & Trent Edmonds  
33   DECISIVE MOVE F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
34   DREAM WITNESS F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
35 0 DUNDAS G 2 Scott Morrisey  
36 6×1 EAGLE HAWK STAR G 2 Peter G Moody  
37   ENDORSEMENT G 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
38 8×2 EVERLAST C 2 Chris Munce  
39 5×5 FABRIKKA F 2 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
40 2 FASHION AVENUE F 2 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
41 25x FRONTMAN C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
42 1 FUMIKO F 2 Kristen Buchanan  
43   GALACTIC ANGEL F 2 Anthony Cummings  
44 1 GENERATION C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
45 53x GIANNIS C 2 Chris Waller  
46 25×11 GLENEAGLES C 2 David Payne  
47 1x69x2 GOLDEN EIGHTY G 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy  
48   GOLDEN GUNNERS C 2 Richard Litt  
49 2 GREATER HARLEM C 2 Chris Waller  
50 29x HEADLINER F 2 Chris Waller  
51 32 HOOVER LUCY F 2 Chris Waller  
52   I AM GOOD AT THIS C 2 Matthew Dunn  
53   I LOVE ROCK’N’ROLL C 2 Anthony Cummings  
54   IN THE CONGO C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
55   INFINITE TALENT F 2 Anthony Cummings  
56 42×2 INVINSIBLE TEARS F 2 Gillian Heinrich  
57 2×3514 I’VE BEAN THERE G 2 Stuart Kendrick  
58 19x KALINO C 2 Chris Waller  
59 45x KAYTEE REINADO G 2 Daiki Chujo  
60 5 KING HIGH C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden  
61 1 KING KAPA C 2 Toby & Trent Edmonds  
62   KING SHALAA C 2 Stuart Kendrick  
63 9 KOONDEEMAN G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
64   LAFARGUE C 2 Danny O’Brien  
65 60×6 LE FORCE C 2 Darryl Hansen  
66 9×350 LEASE C 2 Anthony Cummings  
67 23x LEBANESE TRADER C 2 Tony Pike  
68 2 LET FLY F 2 Matt Cumani  
69   LINAS LEGEND C 2 Danny O’Brien  
70   LONDON BELL (NZ) G 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy  
71   LONELY ROCK C 2 Glen Thompson  
72   LUNA CAT F 2 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
73 1 MAOTAI C 2 Kacy Fogden  
74 7×3 MAURICE’S CHOICE C 2 Gary Portelli  
75 1 ME ME LAGARDE F 2 Toby & Trent Edmonds  
76 2 MENAZZI G 2 Stuart Kendrick  
77 9126 MILITARY GAMBLER C 2 Chris Munce  
78 04x MILLWARD C 2 Chris Munce  
79 1139×1 MISS HIPSTAR F 2 Kelly Schweida  
80 61 MISTER LARRABEE C 2 Stuart Kendrick  
81 3×3 MORIOKA F 2 Chris Waller  
82   MORNINGTON GLORY C 2 Matt Laurie  
83 3 MURRAMI EXPRESS (NZ) G 2 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold  
84   NOTIONS F 2 Kacy Fogden  
85 4×4 OVERMANN G 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
86 211 OVERPASS C 2 Bjorn Baker  
87   PARK AVENUE G 2 Richard & Michael Freedman  
88 5 PENTITO C 2 Jason Edwards  
89 2 PICK ZA BEANS F 2 Stuart Kendrick  
90 325 PORT LOUIS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
91   PREEMPTORY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
92 5×41 PRINCE ALEXANDER C 2 Archie Alexander  
93   PRINCE OF BOOM G 2 Robert Heathcote  
94   PROFONDO C 2 Richard Litt  
95 8×4 RAFFALLI C 2 Billy Healey  
96 135x RANCH HAND C 2 Chris Waller  
97   REGINALD G 2 Anthony Cummings  
98 3136x RHAPSODY ROSE F 2 Chris Munce  
99   RIVER BOBO C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
100   SAGAZZA F 2 Anthony Cummings  
101   SANTORINI SUN F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
102 2 SHIHONKA F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
103 2 SILENT THEORY G 2 Leon & Troy Corstens  
104   SINBA G 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
105 2 SPINNING F 2 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
106 4x STRAY F 2 Anthony Cummings  
107 313×53 SUBTERRANEAN C 2 Matthew Dunn  
108 217 THE STIFMEISTER G 2 Stuart Kendrick  
109 5211 THREE KINGS C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
110 2 THREE WISE MEN G 2 Edward Cummings  
111 21 TIGER HEART G 2 Tony Gollan  
112   TIGER LENY F 2 Scott Morrisey  
113 1x527x TIGER OF MALAY C 2 Richard & Michael Freedman  
114 2 TUTUKAKA (NZ) G 2 Tony Pike  
115 4 UNCAGED G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
116 21x UNDER THE DUNES F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
117 3 VANTAN EXPRESS C 2 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted  
118 4x VERBEK (NZ) G 2 Robert & Luke Price  
119   VERNE C 2 Annabel Neasham  
120 18x VOLCANIC ROCK G 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
121 28 WARRIOR HERO C 2 Richard & Michael Freedman  
122   WENET F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
123 611 WHY WE DRINK G 2 Jan Pritchard  
124 65x WINTER VIOLET F 2 Kacy Fogden  

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.

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
  • Favourites have a strong record saluting for the punters
  • 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

2021 JJ Atkins Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive JJ Atkins 2021 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.

2021 JJ Atkins Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive JJ Atkins 2021 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: #1 Tiger Of Malay ($6.50 at time of publish) 

The bookies are tipping the horses that finished behind him in a close trifecta last time out in the Group 2 BRC Sires’ to turn the tables here getting up over a mile, but at the price and based on the way he finished that lead-up making up ground, happy to give him another go and tip him to do the double for the first time since Sizzling (2012). 

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.

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
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