In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the J J Atkins:
|Date||Saturday, 11th June, 2022|
|Racecourse||Eagle Farm Racecourse, QLD, Australia|
The J J Atkins is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in June. The race in 2022 will be held on Saturday 11th of June at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2021, it was won by Converge.
This race was first run in 1893 when known as the Claret Stakes. First run as the J J Atkins in honour of Jim Atkins, a legendary Queensland trainer in 2013, the race gained Group 1 status in 1985.
The J J Atkins is only one of two two-years-old races run at Group 1 level over 1600m (the other being the ATC Champagne Stakes) in Australia. The honour roll for the J J Atkins contains some of the best juveniles to race in Australian turf history.
Winners include Luskin Star (1977), Zeditave (1988), Mahogany (1993), The Autumn Sun (2018) and Rothfire (2020).
Gai Waterhouse made it three J J Atkins wins when Converge finished too well to win here last season. Jim Atkins trained the winner of this race in 1985 with Tristram’s Edition when the race was known as the Castlemaine Stakes.
The J J Atkins is an Australian Group 1 held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, and it is known as one of the biggest races on the slate in Queensland and forms part of the Winter Racing Carnival. With $1,000,000 up for grabs, it means the best Australia has to offer will head on over to the J J Atkins for a share in the prizemoney. It also attracts Aussies who enjoy having a bet on Group 1 races. The experts here at The Shark will compile a list of J J Atkins tips so you can get on the punt with more confidence.
As the nominations are yet to be accepted for the J J Atkins in 2022, it is challenging for us to provide any updates in relation to our tips. However, as the Winter Racing Carnival in Queensland rolls on, the horses that are looking to gain a start in this Group 1 will become clearer. If you are looking for J J Atkins horse tips, then rest easy, knowing we will keep you updated.
At this stage, there are currently no Aussie bookies that are offering J J Atkins odds. No need to stress though, we will provide the all important odds once available. When searching for the best J J Atkins tips, be sure to check out our betting section below as we have listed some key factors for success in the big race.
We will list our J J Atkins best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the big day. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!
Our tips are not out for the J J Atkins in 2022 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the J J Atkins is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner..
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the J J Atkins. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous J J Atkins Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?
This race is restricted to two-year-olds and they only get the one chance at winning the J J Atkins and the previous running is not relevant.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the J J Atkins?
Since 2010 there has only been one winner over double figure odds and that was Capital Gain ($21) in 2017. Three of the last four winners have started favourite and the other Prince Fawaz (2019) was listed at $4.00.
Although it is always hard to assess a juvenile getting out to the 1600m for the first time, the top class two-year-old usually comes to the fore.
Formlines from Lead Up Races
The two standout lead-up races during the Brisbane Carnival for two-year-olds are the BRC Sires Produce (1400m) and the Phoenix (1600m).
Keep an eye on interstate juveniles that may have been racing well and come to Brisbane for Group 1 glory to end their juvenile season.
Race is restricted to two-year-olds.
The J J Atkins is run at set weights. Fillies have an advantage over the boys at the weights but a filly has not been successful since Linky Dink (2009).
The boys have been dominant in the J J Atkins. Since 2000 only three fillies have won, Juanmo (2001), Lovely Jubly (2002) and Linky Dink (2009).
Our J J Atkins best bets for 2022 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Well before the J J Atkins final field is announced – there are many bookmakers that will open up early markets, or all-in markets, for all your J J Atkins betting needs. Many believe this is the ideal time to bet on the horse you’ve picked. This is because you could get awesome odds for your runner, before they potentially change, and shorten.
Once the bookies release their J J Atkins odds for 2022, they are likely to fluctuate day-to-day. There are a number of factors that can cause this, but when we get a better idea of the quality of horses targeting the J J Atkins, along with their recent form including trials, you will see movement in the odds.
Having a bet in any of these early markets means you could find the favourite at higher odds. This is something that we are all looking to do, because it means if your horse does cross the line first, you will get more cash money in your account! Despite this, there is increased risk with this option and therefore you need to be aware of what could happen.
It all depends on when you place your 2022 J J Atkins futures bet. This is because your horse may not end up being entered in the race, but you also will not get your cash back. This is known to occur when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the date of the J J Atkins. If you want to have a punt when the market is ‘Before Noms’, then this is great as you know you will get your stake back if your horse doesn’t go into this race.
The 2022 J J Atkins odds are out, and there are currently three equal favourites, at $12, which are Capital Tower, Kings Consort and Robusto. Here are the current odds, courtesy of Neds, as of mid-May:
|Midnight In Tokyo||$15|
Very difficult to predict what the makeup of the field for this season’s J J Atkins Stakes will be as two-year-olds can be so unpredictable and trainers have to monitor their progress on a daily basis.
Looking through the early markets does not make it any easier to predict what may happen but will have a look at some of the favoured runners.
Local trainer Tony Gollan has what looks like one of the better chances in the unbeaten Capital Tower. He was impressive winning both starts at Doomben back in the Spring then he resumed at Toowoomba and won with something in hand. By Capitalist so the 1600m will be his query.
Anthony and Sam Freedman produced an exciting gelding in Kings Consort at Caulfield in late April and he came from last on the corner and powered over them over 1200m suggesting that the extra distance of the J J Atkins may suit.
With the 2022 J J Atkins field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2021 field, headlined by winner Converge:
|1. TIGER OF MALAY (57kg)||11||Craig Williams||R & M Freedman|
|2. CONVERGE (57kg)||5||Tim Clark||G Waterhouse & A Bott|
|3. SUBTERRANEAN (57kg)||4||Nash Rawiller||Matthew Dunn|
|4. OVERPASS (57kg)||3||Joshua Parr||Bjorn Baker|
|5. PORT LOUIS (57kg)||13||Hugh Bowman||C Maher & D Eustace|
|6. VOLCANIC ROCK (57kg)||6||Opie Bosson||G Waterhouse & A Bott|
|7. RANCH HAND (57kg)||2||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|8. BLUSHING TYCOON (57kg)||12||Jye McNeil||T Busuttin & N Young|
|9. OVERMANN (57kg)||7||Tommy Berry||M, W & J Hawkes|
|10. CAPE BRETON (57kg)||10||Glen Boss||Chris Waller|
|11. GIANNIS (57kg)||8||Kerrin McEvoy||Chris Waller|
|12. DARK REBEL (57kg)||1||Ben Thompson||Edward Cummings|
|13. THREE WISE MEN (57kg)||9||Jim Byrne||Edward Cummings|
|14. INVINSIBLE TEARS (55kg)||14||Michael Cahill||Gilliam Heinrich|
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott had the favourite leading into the 2021 J J Atkins in Converge. The stunning son of Frankel (GB) had put the writing on the wall with the way he finished the race off when just missed in the BTC Sires Produce.
Tim Clark had the steer and he settled the gelding in a nice midfield position with cover. Asked to improve from the 600m he quickly weaved a passage into the race before easing to the middle track straightening.
Once balanced-up he quickly let down and powered to the front at 200m and won in a canter, three and a quarter lengths in front of Chris Waller’s Giannis and a short margin away in third was Richard and Michael Freedmans Tiger Of Malay.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2021 J J Atkins race:
Here are the results from the J J Atkins in 2021:
|1st||2. CONVERGE (57kg)||Tim Clark||–|
|2nd||11. GIANNIS (57kg)||Kerrin McEvoy||3.25L|
|3rd||1. TIGER OF MALAY (57kg)||Craig Williams||3.35L|
|4th||14. INVINSIBLE TEARS (55kg)||Michael Cahill||3.45L|
|5th||3. SUBTERRANEAN (57kg)||Nash Rawiller||5.7L|
|6th||5. PORT LOUIS (57kg)||Hugh Bowman||7.7L|
|7th||8. BLUSHING TYCOON (57kg)||Jy McNeil||7.8L|
|8th||12. DARK REBEL (57kg)||Ben Thompson||8.1L|
|9th||13. THREE WISE MEN (57kg)||Jim Byrne||10.1L|
|10th||6. VOLCANIC ROCK (57kg)||Opie Bosson||10.3L|
|11th||7. RANCH HAND (57kg)||James McDonald||11.05L|
|12th||10. CAPE BRETON (57kg)||Glen Boss||11.15L|
|13th||9. OVERMANN (57kg)||Tommy Berry||13.4L|
|14th||4. OVERPASS (57kg)||Joshua Parr||16.15L|
The results for the upcoming J J Atkins are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2021||Converge||Giannis||Tiger Of Malay|
|2020||Rothfire||Gotta Kiss||The Drinks Cart|
|2018||The Autumn Sun||Zousain||Fundamentalist|
|2017||Capital Gain||Aloisia||Taking Aim|
|2016||Sacred Elixir||Charnley River||Heart Skipt A Beat|
|2015||Press Statement||Sagaronne||Look To The Stars|
|2010||Pressday||Ringa Ringa Rosie||American Crew|