JJ Atkins 2017

Saturday June 10, 2017

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 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 three Group 1 features at the meeting along with the Queensland Derby for three-year-olds and the lucrative $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

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 $600,000 in total prize money including $384,000 to the winner.

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 and the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes. The last horse to complete the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes – JJ Atkins double was Sizzling (2012).

The next edition of The JJ Atkins runs on Saturday June 10, 2017 .

The JJ Atkins Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1893

The 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 two winners each for Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller from 2010 – 2016.

Favourites in JJ Atkins betting have a strong recent record in the race with four winning since 2010 including Sacred Elixir ($5 2016). 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.

2017 JJ Atkins Odds

The season’s best JJ Atkins 2017 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.

The JJ Atkins Field

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 four of the six editions from 2011 – 2016, 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 Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

2017 JJ Atkins Field

The JJ Atkins betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Sacred Elixir (2016) was the last favourite in The JJ Atkins betting to salute for the punters. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The official JJ Atkins 2017 field & barriers are set for release on Wednesday June 7, 2017 and will be provided below so stay tuned to see what two-year-olds are in the mix for the lucrative 1600m showdown this Stradbroke Day.

2017 JJ Atkins Nominations

Racing Queensland received 115 JJ Atkins 2017 nominations this winter including Qiji Phoenix who is an undefeated New Zealand raider after Group 1 success down under and fellow Kiwi Gold Fever who is a Group 1 placed filly across the Tasman.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 226 ABERRO C 2 Matt Laurie
2 ADSUM C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3 43x AFRICAN RAINBOW F 2 Bjorn Baker
4 42x653x ALL TOO HUIYING C 2 Gary Moore
5 0 ALL TOO SWEET G 2 John Sargent
6 ALLOYE C 2 Brian McGrath
7 52x ALOISIA (NZ) F 2 Ciaron Maher
8 333×3 AMERICAN GENIUS C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 ANGEL’S BOY C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 6 ARISTOCAT C 2 Stuart Kendrick
11 1630x ARRESTAR C 2 Matthew Dunn
12 BABY BACK SHAK (NZ) C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 BEZZINA C 2 Chris Waller
14 2×342 BIDWEE C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
15 BLACKMAILER C 2 Brian Smith
16 1 BLONDE INTUITION F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
17 BOLD MISSILE C 2 Henry Dwyer
18 54x BULL MARKET C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
19 6 BULLET SHOT C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
20 5×1 CABIN FEVER F 2 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers
21 51242 CAPITAL GAIN G 2 Paul Butterworth
22 12 CASINO FOURTEEN C 2 Greg Eurell
23 8x3x2 CHAIN OF FOOLS F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
24 117x CHAMP ELECT F 2 Chris Munce
25 456×153 CHARLIE CHAP G 2 Mike Van Gestel
26 2x12x CONDOR HEROES C 2 Gerald Ryan
27 CONSERVATION C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
28 535×0 COOL MOVER F 2 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers
29 12 COOROI CHASE F 2 Peter & Will Hulbert
30 2 CRUZE G 2 Barry Lockwood
31 1 CUBAN SAGA F 2 David Vandyke
32 17×12 DEBONAIRLY F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
33 6x DISSOLUTION C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
34 DON’T YOU KNOW HIM C 2 Tony Gollan
35 2153x DREAM KISSES F 2 Steven O’dea
36 3 EASY BEAST (NZ) C 2 Richard Laming
37 3 EASY GO EASY WIN (NZ) G 2 John Sargent
38 EISEMANN G 2 Toby Edmonds
39 4x112x EMINENT C 2 David Vandyke
40 724x EXCELEBRAZIONE C 2 Peter & Will Hulbert
41 76 FARSIGHT F 2 Gerald Ryan
42 12 FRIENDS F 2 Marcus Wilson
43 GALLOPINAKIS G 2 Brett Lunney
44 731 GO DADDY GO C 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings
45 3x13x GOLD FEVER (NZ) F 2 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
46 3 HELFUCHI F 2 Chris Munce
47 HELIOSPHERE C 2 Gerald Ryan
48 HIBERNATOR (NZ) C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 22 HIGH DIVE C 2 Chris Waller
50 45 HOLBROOK (NZ) G 2 Scott Morrisey
51 2 HONG QIGONG C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
52 55x HUALALAI C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
53 64 ICON OF DUBAI C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
54 2 INDIAN THUNDER C 2 Darren Weir
55 3 IRISH SUCCESS G 2 Matthew Smith
56 5 ITALIA BELLA F 2 Stuart Kendrick
57 271 JE SUIS TYCOON F 2 Henry Dwyer
58 KEMENTARI C 2 John O’Shea
59 324 KOOKABAA C 2 Chris Waller
60 236×571 LEGAL GIRL F 2 Clarry Conners
61 1 LORD CECIL G 2 Paul Messara
62 41x50x MADAME MOUSTACHE F 2 Chris Waller
63 MANIPULATE C 2 Gerald Ryan
64 3311 MARSEILLE EN FLEUR F 2 Stuart Kendrick
65 1x1x MELODY BELLE (NZ) F 2 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
66 MELQUICHA F 2 David Vandyke
67 3 MINTHA F 2 Tony McEvoy
68 3256×2 MISHANI BULLITT C 2 Chris Anderson
69 229 NASHVILLE SKYLINE F 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy
70 1 NOT USUAL TRIP C 2 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
71 4 ODDFELLOW (NZ) G 2 Chris Waller
72 1x119x4 OURS TO KEEP C 2 Chris Munce
73 7×4 OUTBOARD MOTORS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
74 415x PAH TERIE G 2 Kelly Schweida
75 263×1 PARDOE C 2 Tony Sears
76 6 PATRIOT C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
77 41 PIERATA C 2 Gregory Hickman
78 POETIC CHARMER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
79 1×31 PURE SCOT F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
80 111 QIJI PHOENIX C 2 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
81 REAL SUPREMACY G 2 Tony Sears
82 1 REGENT C 2 John O’Shea
83 6x ROTHFORD C 2 Ben Ahrens
84 138x RUBY RED HEART F 2 John Zielke
85 RULER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
86 9×11 SAINT PATRICKS DAY C 2 Chris Munce
87 4×4 SAMBRO C 2 Chris Waller
88 SAVVY ROCK C 2 Toby Edmonds
89 SCHUMER F 2 Richard Laming
90 5 SEAGLASS F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
91 114×135 SERENA BAY F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
92 41x SHOWASHADOW F 2 Peter & Will Hulbert
93 84×8 SILKY BROWN F 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy
94 4 SILVERHAWK C 2 Mick Price
95 SMART AIN’T HE G 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings
96 421 SNITZEPEG C 2 Darren Weir
97 2011×3 SNITZKRAFT C 2 Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler
98 213 SPEED STREET C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
99 SPELLOLOGY C 2 Gerald Ryan
100 STAR OF AFRICA C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
101 4149 SUN DECK F 2 Desleigh Forster
102 8x SUSURRI F 2 Barry Lockwood
103 SWAFFHAM BULBECK C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
104 3220x TAKING AIM C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
105 4×51 TANGLED C 2 Chris Waller
106 6 TOUCH OF MINK F 2 Matthew Smith
107 TRENT (NZ) C 2 Henry Dwyer
108 4 TREVELLO C 2 Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler
109 UBETWEDO G 2 Stuart Kendrick
110 8 UNRULEY (NZ) G 2 Chris Waller
111 32×31 UP TRUMPZ G 2 Joe Cleary
112 VIRIDINE C 2 John O’Shea
113 7 WAS AGONA G 2 Tony Gollan
114 100×5 WILL’S BID C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
115 143x WUDANG BLADE G 2 Marcus Wilson

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.

2017 JJ Atkins Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive JJ Atkins 2017 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.

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. 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.

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 in the JJ Atkins results from 2010 on
  • The last filly to beat home the boys in the JJ Atkins was Lindy Dink (2009)
  • Sydney-trained raiders have an outstanding record in the race in recent years

The JJ Atkins Results

The last favourite to win the JJ Atkins was Sacred Elixir ($5 in 2016) and 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 Press Statement (2015), Sizzling (2012), Pressday (2010) and Reigning To Win (2006).

2017 The JJ Atkins Results

The official JJ Atkins 2017 results & finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 10, 2017 .

JJ Atkins Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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