J.J. Atkins 2021 – Horses, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for the J.J. Atkins Plate this Saturday at Eagle Farm which features a field of 14.

The J.J. Atkins is always a must-see sprinting Group 1 that features some of the best three-year-old milers in Australia.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the J.J. Atkins, which could be a quality form guide for years to come.

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Best bets for the J.J. Atkins


Best Bet:

Converge @ $3.50 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Port Louis @ $5 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Cape Breton @ $14 Bet @ Sportsbet


J.J. Atkins Trifecta Tips

Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the J.J. Atkins trifecta.

  • Converge
  • Port Louis
  • Cape Breton
  • Tiger of Malay
  • Overpass

J.J. Atkins First-Four Tips

We have included six runners for the J.J. Atkins first-four.

  • Converge
  • Port Louis
  • Cape Breton
  • Tiger of Malay
  • Overpass
  • Invinsible Tears

J.J. Atkins Form Guide & Tips

1. Tiger of Malay ($6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Tiger of Malay scored a quality win at Eagle Farm last start and the Sires’ Produce should be a good form guide for this race.

The son of Extreme Choice has been around the best age-group horses this season and we wouldn’t leave him out of first-four calculations.

2. Converge (Best Bet – $3.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

We liked the way he finished off for second behind Tiger of Malay and rising to the mile suits him better.

He is a smart type that scored impressively three back and his subsequent form is good enough to see him winning at Group 1 level.

$3.50 is a fair price from bookmakers and he’s our top pick.

3. Subterranean ($21) Bet @ Sportsbet

Good enough to score an upset win two back but that form hasn’t stacked up well since. That was found out last start and although talented, we’re leaving him out.

4. Overpass ($11) Bet @ Sportsbet

Good enough to score three consecutive wins before running fourth behind Tiger of Malay. That form looks good and he could improve enough to win.

His form prior was excellent and he only just missed out on being in our top three picks. Therefore, include in trifecta and first-four bets.

5. Port Louis (Best Each Way – $5) Bet @ Sportsbet

It’s never easy to back a maiden runner to win at Group 1 level, but Port Louis hasn’t done much wrong throughout his career.

The Maher/Eustace-trained colt has been working home stylishly and rising to the mile looks ideal. He should settle off the pace and come with a big late run.

$5 is a respectable price and he should do it justice.

6. Volcanic Rock ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

He defied a betting drift when scoring at Eagle Farm last start and it was a tough effort.

The Waterhouse/Bott-trained two-year-old could have a bright future, but this race might have come too soon.

$23 is a good price and he could battle away again.

7. Ranch Hand ($15) Bet @ Sportsbet

Looked to have won two back, but there were no excuses for his flop in the Sires’. The Waller-trained colt needs to turn that run around, but we’re not sure he will.

Having James McDonald in the saddle helps, but we need to see improvement first.

8. Blushing Tycoon ($20) Bet @ Sportsbet

Capped off solid form with a win at Flemington. He got past a solid field, but we’re struggling to see how it stacks up in Brisbane.

He has drifted in the betting, which could be the best betting guide.

9. Overmann ($16) Bet @ Sportsbet

Got the better of Volcanic Rock last time out at Rosehill and that form has been franked since.

His opening odds of $26 have been cut significantly and that is a good sign. However, we think he could be outmatched in this contest.

10. Cape Breton (Best Roughie – $14) Bet @ Sportsbet

Cape Breton needs to find a length to win the J.J. Atkins, but we loved the way he fought bravely at Rosehill to win.

He is unbeaten after two starts and he could have untapped potential, so the $14 could be worth taking at Group 1 level.

Watch for late betting moves.

11. Giannis ($19) Bet @ Sportsbet

He is yet to win from four starts and we don’t see that changing on Saturday. The odds are too short for our liking, so look for value elsewhere.

12. Dark Rebel ($61) Bet @ Sportsbet

A winner on debut before finishing well down the track at Eagle Farm. That result is unlikely improve and he should be at longer odds.

13. Three Wise Men ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

A length behind Overmann and Volcanic Rock last time out and he would need to improve. Look for him to be competitive in something much easier.

14. Invinsible Tears ($51) Bet @ Sportsbet

Struggling to win in easier grades, but she didn’t get much luck in the Sires. Better for the run and she could cause a huge upset.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.


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