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JJ Atkins Tips 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The JJ Atkins is one of the feature Group One's of the Brisbane Winter Carnival
  • This feature is run over 1600m at Eagle Farm
  • The 2021 edition will be contested on Saturday, June 12
  • Preview and tips are included below
JJ Atkins Betting Tips
Port Louis will run as a main chance in the JJ Atkins. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 09 Jun 2021
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The BRC Sires Produce form comes to the fore once again with the top three across the line dominating the market for the 2021 JJ Atkins run at Group One level over the mile for the two-year-olds.

Runner-up Converge has drawn barrier 5, the perfect gate and is a $3.60 chance with Sportsbet while third place getter Port Louis has drawn wide once again, quoted a $4.60 shot.

Produce winner Tiger Of Malay draws wide in 11 and is a $6 chance to win the Atkins.

Ranch Hand is a frustrating horse for punters but again is given a chance from barrier 2, seen as an $12 chance.

2021 JJ Atkins Betting Odds



TIGER OF MALAYRichard & Michael FreedmanCraig Williams1157kg$6


CONVERGEGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark557kg$3.60


SUBTERRANEANMatthew DunnNash Rawiller457kg$17


OVERPASSBjorn BakerJoshua Parr357kg$13


PORT LOUISCiaron Maher & David EustaceHugh Bowman1357kg$4.60


VOLCANIC ROCKGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottOpie Bosson657kg$21


RANCH HANDChris WallerJames McDonald257kg$12


BLUSHING TYCOONTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungJye McNeil1257kg$17


OVERMANNMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry757kg$17


CAPE BRETONChris WallerGlen Boss1057kg$15


GIANNISChris WallerKerrin McEvoy857kg$17


DARK REBELEdward CummingsBen Thompson157kg$51


THREE WISE MENEdward CummingsJim Byrne957kg$34


INVINSIBLE TEARSGillian HeinrichMichael Cahill1455kg$51
Odds provided by Sportsbet at 2.05pm 8/6/21.

2021 JJ Atkins Tips

JJ Atkins 2021 Best Bet - Port Louis

I don’t like that he has drawn wide once again which forces Bowman’s hand to ride very quiet and look to storm home over the top, but what Port Louis has is the class and scope to simply rocket to a new peak rating.

His effort in the Champagne Stakes when backed from near $51 to $4.80 was huge and his last start run was very big as well, now looking for the mile.

This colt needs to turn the tables on Converge and Tiger Of Malay, but I feel he does have the scope to find that extra length or two needed.

JJ Atkins 2021 Next Best Bet - Converge

The son of Frankel was very big and closed off so well in the Sires Produce, so he looks the one they need to beat based off of that run.

Ridden quietly seems to have brought out the best in him, sitting much closer to the pace at his prior starts, so expect Converge to adopt similar tactics here

If he settles a pair or two closer, watch down the outside for the red and black diagonal stripes.

JJ Atkins 2021 Value Bet - Volcanic Rock

This gelding could well set it up for stable mate Converge or be the brave leader who will take some beating.

He showed good tenacity to keep kicking last start, now having ticked the Eagle Farm box which is important for these youngsters.

I think Volcanic Rock does lack the class of the top three runners in this race, but if he can pinch a few lengths at the top of the straight, I’ll be shocked if he is not somewhere in the finish.

JJ Atkins FAQs

When is the 2021 JJ Atkins?

The 2021 JJ Atkins is scheduled to run on Saturday, June 12.

What distance is the JJ Atkins?

The JJ Atkins is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

How can I live stream the JJ Atkins?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the JJ Atkins and all other Australian horse races.

Where is the JJ Atkins held?

The JJ Atkins is held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.



We will be backing Port Louis to win, saving with Converging and just having the one unit on Volcanic Rock.

Best Bet: Port Louis To Win @360.00 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Converge To Win @260.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 3 Units
Value Bet: Volcanic Rock Each-Way @2000.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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