JJ Atkins Field & Barrier Draw
A final field of 18 plus two emergencies has been declared for Saturday’s Group 1 JJ Atkins (1400m) at Eagle Farm following the barrier draw on Tuesday morning.
The Robert Heathcote-trained Rothfire has been installed as favourite for the race but has drifted slightly after drawing barrier 14.
The son of Rothsay resumed with a 1.3-length victory over Tony Gollan’s filly, Isoptope, who has drawn alongside in gate 13.
Wisdom Of Water is the second favourite and has also drawn wide in gate 10 for trainers Toby and Trent Edmonds who will also saddle up The Drinks Cart from barrier 8.
Ciaron Maher and David Eustace’s unbeaten filly Macroura is on the third line of betting and has drawn more favourably in barrier 2.
Chris Waller saddles up three runners in the race and will rely upon Spokesman, Saffiano and Overlord to give him a fourth victory in the two-year-old feature.
2020 JJ Atkins barrier draw and final field:
1. ROTHFIRE Robert Heathcote – Jim Byrne (14) 57kg
2. WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden – Ryan Maloney (15) 57kg
3. WISDOM OF WATER Toby & Trent Edmonds – Robbie Fradd (10) 57kg
4. NOT AN OPTION Richard & Michael Freedman – Michael Cahill (3) 57kg
5. THE DRINKS CART Toby & Trent Edmonds – Brad Stewart (8) 57kg
6. THUNDER MANIA John Symons & Sheila Laxon – Larry Cassidy (7) 57kg
7. SPOKESMAN Chris Waller – TBA (5) 57kg
8. SAFFIANO Chris Waller – TBA (4) 57kg
9. WAY BEYOND Stuart Kendrick – TBA (6) 57kg
10. TICK TOCK BOOM David Vandyke – Jake Bayliss (9) 57kg
11. OVERLORD Chris Waller – TBA (19) 57kg
12. SUPERARE Stuart Kendrick – TBA (1) 57kg
13. GOTTA KISS Steven O’Dea – Ms Stephanie Thornton (16) 55kg
14. MACROURA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Andrew Mallyon (2) 55kg
15. COSMIC GOSSIP Stuart Kendrick – TBA (17) 55kg
16. MINJEE Robert Heathcote – Blake Spriggs (20) 55kg
17. ISOTOPE Tony Gollan – Baylee Nothdurft (a) (13) 55kg
18. STAROSA Tony Gollan – TBA (11) 55kg
19e. SEE MARIE Desleigh Forster – Taylor Marshall (18) 55kg
20e. SEA BOSS Kristen Buchanan – TBA (12) 57kg