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JJ Atkins 2023 Barrier Draw & Final Field

Last updated: 06 Jun 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 06 Jun 2023
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  • The barrier draw has been conducted for the 2023 JJ Atkins
  • This Group 1 will be contested on Saturday, June 10
  • Full field available below
JJ Atkins barriers
Congregation has drawn barrier five in the 2023 JJ Atkins. (Getty)

The Toowoomba-based Cifrado (barrier 7) has won both of the traditional lead-up events to the Group 1 JJ Atkins, with the Rex Lipp-trained colt taking out both the Champage Classic and Sires' Produce Stakes.

It's been a consistent campaign for the son of Encryption, who broke his maiden at Ipswich in April and Damien Thornton has been aboard since the second-up placing via the Listed Dalrello Stakes.

Chris Waller secured the Sydney Triple Crown with Shinzo (Golden Slipper) and Militarize (Inglis Sires' and Champagne Stakes) making it three two-year-old Group 1 wins this year for the champion trainer.

He has a strong hand for the last two-year-old major of the season, preparing Chrysaor (barrier 15), Congregation (barrier 5) and Tannhauser (barirer 6) for this 1600m feature.

Waller is aiming for a fourth JJ Atkins victory, having tasted success in this Group 1 with Pressday (2010), Press Statement (2015) and The Autumn Sun (2018).

Peter & Paul Snowden prepared last year's JJ Atkins winner (Sheeza Belter) and both Snapback (barrier 10) and Make A Call (barirer 13) give them a strong chance of going back-to-back.

Three-time Group 1 winner Sharp 'N' Smart finished fourth as a beaten favourite in the 2022 JJ Atkins and Graeme & Deborah Rogerson are back with Solidify (barrier 4), who is another son of Redwood.

The New Zealand colt was unlucky when ninth of 18 on Australian debut via the Sires' Produce Stakes.

17 runners make up the final field for the 2023 JJ Atkins.

JJ Atkins 2023 Barriers & Final Field

1CifradoRex LippDamien Thornton757kg$13
2ChrysaorChris Waller Nash Rawiller 1557kg $13
3SnapbackPeter & Paul SnowdenMark Zahra1057kg $10
4Make A CallPeter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton1357kg $7
5CongregationChris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 557kg $8
6TannhauserChris Waller James McDonald 657kg $4.20
7Felix The ScatPeter & Will HulbertMark Du Plessis1457kg $67
8ChevronKristen BuchananCraig Williams1657kg$67
9CalfornianGerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Ryan Maloney157kg $17
10Solidify (NZ)Graeme & Deborah RogersonRyan Elliot457kg $15
11PurveyorBevan LamingMichael Cahill857kg $101
12King ColoradoCiaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 357kg $26
13TriflingHelen PageBen Thompson255kg $41
14AzulaGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark1155kg $7
15Miss JoeleneKelly SchweidaJams Orman1255kg $31
16Within ReasonDesleigh ForsterLinda Meech1755kg $201
17Miracle Of LovePaul MessaraMichael Dee955kg $12
Odds courtesy of Neds & correct at 12am on 07/06/2023.

JJ Atkins Winners

The JJ Atkins was first run in 1893 and has been taken out by some champions of the turf, including Mahogany, Luskin Star and more recently The Autumn Sun.

This two-year-old Group 1 has been run over 1200m, 1400m and a mile throughout its history, but since 1973, it has been contested as a 1600m feature.

Rothfire (2020), Converge (2021) have Sheeza Belter (2022) have won the last three editions of the JJ Atkins.

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