Group 1 action out of the Brisbane Winter Carnival continues this week with the J.J. Atkins at Eagle Farm.
We have expert betting tips, form and odds for the two-year-old feature over 1600m which sees some quality types in action.
2019 J.J. Atkins Plate final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the J.J. Atkins Plate 2019
Prince Fawaz @ $4.60 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Reloaded @ $5.50 Bet Now
Shadow Hero @ $16 Bet Now
J.J. Atkins Plate Form Guide & Tips
Accession ($3.60) Bet Now
Nice type but he’s finding a few runners slightly better this season. The Waller-trained colt ran second behind Strasbourg last start and the rise in distance should help.
However, we need to see more winning from him to warrant the $3.60 odds.
Strasbourg ($5.00) Bet Now
Scored a deserved win in the Sires’ Produce last time out and he could kick on with it now.
Nice type in the making although his breeding suggests he won’t want it much further than the mile.
Another runner which is a little short in the betting.
Czarson ($14) Bet Now
Only beaten by Dubious in the G2 Champaign and then ran 4th in the G2 Sires. He’s drawn well in barrier six and Corey Brown on board is a plus.
One of the major chances and a great each way price at $14.
Garibaldi ($18) Bet Now
Won on debut but hasn’t done too much since. Good third placing at Eagle Farm last time out but we haven’t seen enough to include him.
Does have a form rider in the saddle, however.
Shadow Hero (Best Roughie – $16) Bet Now
Comes into this with only two starts but he scored a quality win at Doomben last start. That win should hold him in good stead for this and he made good ground late.
His turn-of-foot was impressive and that’s a good quality to have at this level. He’ll likely settle back and hope to get on the back of something going forward.
Kubrick ($10) Bet Now
Unbeaten from two starts, which includes a debut win at Cranbourne and a tough win at Rosehill.
That form is tough to line up in a Group 1 race but he was been specked from his opening quote of $9.50 in to $9. He since drifted to $11 but is back in to $10.
There’s money around and that’s worth taking note of.
Prince Fawaz (Best Bet – $4.60) Bet Now
This talented stayer in the making reeled them in easily to score at Randwick last start and he has a nice future.
The Anthony Cummings-trained colt gets back during his races but really puts in the big bounds late and rising to the mile is only going to help his chances.
Looks set to win a Group 1.
Reloaded (Best Each Way – $5.50) Bet Now
Ran second behind Prince Fawaz last start but didn’t lose any admirers last start. The well-bred son of Snitzel didn’t get every chance in the run and was asked to do too much in the run.
Drawing barrier 13 won’t make it easy here but he’s packed full of ability and could improve enough to win at this level.
Southern Swing ($91) Bet Now
Hasn’t really shown enough ability to warrant attention in a race like this.
Bookmakers have him at long odds and we’re not surprised.
Eric The Eel ($46) Bet Now
Has shown his best form on rain-affected conditions, as his name would suggest.
Wasn’t too far behind a good field last start when fourth at Doomben and if that form holds up, he could figure in the placings.
Prefer just to watch at this stage.
Ballistic Boy ($34) Bet Now
Won as a short-odds favourite on debut but has been outclassed since.
Doesn’t appear to be up to this level just yet.
Flybridge ($126) Bet Now
Yet to finished better than seventh and that’s not good form.
Shouldn’t be running in this.
Oh Five Glory ($61) Bet Now
Ran 11th at Eagle Farm last start and she could start at triple figure odds. Looks far too short in the betting at this stage.
Valadyium ($126) Bet Now
Another long-odds chance which hasn’t really shown much to date.
Handy run for second two back but that’s not a top form race.
Champagne Toots ($151) Bet Now
Better effort for third last start after running sixth on debut. Improving but to win a Group 1 would be a massive improvement.