J.J. Atkins 2022 Betting Tips

All odds are with Neds

We have expert betting tips for the J.J. Atkins this Saturday at Eagle Farm which features a quality field of 17.

The J.J. Atkins is a must-see two-year-old race and many future starts have come out of the age-group feature.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the J.J. Atkins, which runs at 3:13 pm.

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Best bets for J.J. Atkins


Best Bet:

Sharp ‘N’ Smart @ $4.20 Bet @ Neds


Best Each Way Bet:

Political Debate @ $4.50 Bet @ Neds


Best Roughie:

Brosnan @ $17 Bet @ Neds


J.J. Atkins Trifecta Tips

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

  • Sharp ‘N’ Smart
  • Political Debate
  • Brosnan
  • Sheeza Belter
  • Brereton

J.J. Atkins First-Four Tips

We have included seven runners for our J.J. Atkins first-four.

  • Sharp ‘N’ Smart
  • Political Debate
  • Brosnan
  • Sheeza Belte
  • Brereton
  • Owen County
  • Lethal Thoughts

J.J. Atkins Form Guide & Tips

1. Brereton ($12) Bet @ Neds

Brereton is a tough type who could figure in the finish. He comes off a tidy third placing and he has faced tough fields throughout his career.

Include him in the mix at the odds.

2. Twin Stars ($23) Bet @ Neds

A two-time winner from four starts but he needs to make up a few lengths on his recent effort.

We’re prepared to leave him out of calculations and wait until he finds something easier.

3. Cocobrew Express ($151) Bet @ Neds

The odds tell the story and he’s unlikely to have any say in the matter.

4. Political Debate (Best Each Way – $4.50) Bet @ Neds

Comes off a win against the race favourite and there is nothing wrong with that form. It should stack up and he could double down on that effort.

James McDonald rides and he should get every chance in the run.

5. Mishani Spartan ($151) Bet @ Neds

Looked good earlier on but he has since struggled when rising in grade. We can’t see him getting close enough.

6. Brosnan (Best Roughie – $17) Bet @ Neds

Lovely odds for a runner coming off a win at Flemington and that form could be overlooked.

He’s a strong son of Snitzel and we like his chances of figuring in the finish at generous odds.

7. Green Shadows ($27) Bet @ Neds

He started his career with back-to-back wins and hasn’t been too far away since, but this is another rise in class.

Drawing barrier 19 could make it too tough for him.

8. Heroic Son ($101) Bet @ Neds

His form has been terrible this season and he would need to find many lengths to figure in the finish.

9. Owen County ($13) Bet @ Neds

The Kiwi-bred runner showed good ability when winning at Randwick last start and he could feature in the money.

John Sargent knows how to place them perfectly, and if he gets luck from the wide draw, he should be in the mix.

10. Sharp ‘N’ Smart (Best Bet – $4.20) Bet @ Neds

Looked the winner last week but he has every chance to turn the tables on Political Debate.

One more stride and he would have won the race, so the Kiwi has to be respected and his odds are firming with every hour.

12. Basquiat ($14) Bet @ Neds

Capped off consistent form with a win at Doomben where he paid $1.14 to win. It was a solid victory but we don’t think he’s a Group 1 contender.

He gets the inside draw so watch for any late betting moves.

13. Ringmaster ($27) Bet @ Neds

Yet to finish worse than third but he’s another runner that could be better suited to something a little easier.

Specked after opening at $41, so that’s something in his favour.

14. Fearless Knight ($81) Bet @ Neds

Yet to win from four starts and we can’t see that changing.

15. Lethal Thoughts ($14) Bet @ Neds

A winner on debut at Sale before running third behind Brosnan last time out. It could be a good form guide and he only needs luck from the draw.

16. Sheeza Belter ($5) Bet @ Neds

Big win at Eagle Farm as a $15 chance and she is much shorter in the market this time around.

A little too short for our liking but she can’t be left out of calculations given the way she hit the line.

17. Tyresa ($101) Bet @ Neds

Long odds available and rightfully so. Unlikely to test them.

19. West of Africa ($51) Bet @ Neds

A debut winner specked after opening at $71. Not for us.

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.