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JJ Atkins Tips For June 6 - Can they catch Rothfire?

  • Rothfire, Isotope and Wisdom Of Water head the early betting for the 2020 JJ Atkins
JJ Atkins tips for 06.06.2020
Macroura will arrive to the JJ Atkins undefeated off three victories in NSW. (Getty)

JJ Atkins 2020 Tips

The last two-year-old group one of the Australian racing season comes via the JJ Atkins, which in 2020 will be a 1400m race as opposed to the mile it's usually competed over.

First run in 1893, the JJ Atkins has been taken out by some champions of the turf, including the likes of Mahogany, Luskin Star and more recently The Autumn Sun, who went to emphatically win the Caulfield Guineas in the spring of 2018.

Talented local Rothfire is the current $3.50 favourite with Bet365 to win the JJ Atkins in 2020.

JJ Atkins Information

  • DateSat 05 Jun, 2021
  • Race Time02:30
  • RacecourseEagle Farm
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • Conditions2yo - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$600,000

JJ Atkins 2020 Odds

Wisdom Of Water$5
Wild Ruler$9
Not An Option$17
The Drinks Cart$17

Odds are provided by Bet365 and are correct as of 01/06/2020 - 2.00pm

JJ Atkins 2020 Best Bet - Rothfire @ $3.50

Whilst he admittedly had all the favors to win the Group Three Champagne Classic on May 23 as a well supported favourite, it looks as though many of his key threats need to make up a few lengths to topple this gelding in Saturday's JJ Atkins.

Resuming there off a good freshen-up following a narrow defeat at the Gold Coast on March 14 which was his only loss, the real Rothfire responded in the key lead-up and fitness-wise, is open to improvement coming here for his grand final.

The seven furlongs is a different beast in what's likely to be a stronger early tempo, however Rothfire's breeding suggests the extra journey shouldn't pose any problems and he's the one they'll have to beat as the best bet in the 2020 JJ Atkins.

JJ Atkins 2020 Value Bet - Not An Option @ $17.00

This New Zealand galloper is in the hands of Richard and Michael Freedman at present and is interestingly placed going first-up into this after last being sighted making ground for sixth in the Group Champagne Stakes over the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

It was a decent ask stepping up to the mile on that occasion second-up following a third placing over only 1100m in his Australian debut, so with two strong trials in May leading into this, the seven furlongs may the right middle ground for this two-year-old.

The blinkers went on Not An Option prior to his last hit-out over 1100m Canterbury which he won in the fastest time that morning for that journey and with some different form lines, he could surprise at big odds in the JJ Atkins.

JJ Atkins 2020 FAQ

When is the 2020 JJ Atkins?

The Group One JJ Atkins in 2020 will be run on Saturday, June 6 at Eagle Farm.

The race number and start time are yet ro be confirmed.

How to bet on the 2020 JJ Atkins?

To place a bet on the 2020 JJ Atkins, you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Corporate bookies provide betting markets on the JJ Atkins well in advance of the race date and provide best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading into the race.

How much is the JJ Atkins worth?

In 2020, The JJ Atkins is worth $350,000.

$203,000 of that goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 JJ Atkins?

Prince Fawaz won the 2019 JJ Atkins.

His starting price was $4.

Where is the JJ Atkins held?

The JJ Atkins is traditionally run at the Eagle Farm Racecourse, the headquarters of Brisbane Racing.

What distance is the JJ Atkins?

The JJ Atkins in 2020 will be run over a distance of 1400 metres.

In what is generally a mile race, it is expected to return to 1600m in 2021.



Impressive local Rothfire will be the one to run down in Saturday's Group One JJ Atkins.

Not An Option is sneaking under the guard a little and should be strong late if this is run at a good clip.

Best Bet: Rothfire To Win @3.50 at bet365 Australia - 4 Units
Value Bet: Not An Option To Win @17.00 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit

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