JJ Atkins 2017 Betting Update: Melody Belle Nears Odds-On

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JJ Atkins 2017 Betting Update: Melody Belle Nears Odds-On

The BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly Melody Belle is nearing odds-on territory in the latest 2017 JJ Atkins betting markets for the mile feature for two-year-olds at Doomben on Saturday.


Ciaron Maher’s lightly-raced filly Aloisia is at single-figures for her maiden Group test in the JJ Atkins 2017 over the Doomben mile this Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

One of three elite level Stradbroke Handicap Day races moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the $600,000 Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) features 15 juveniles.

Red hot favourite in the JJ Atkins odds at Ladbrokes.com.au is the Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards-trained daughter of Commands over from New Zealand, Melody Belle.

A Group 1 winner back home, she made a big impact on debut down under with a nearly five length romp home at Eagle Farm on May 27 in the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

She’ll run out a mile no worries taking the colts and geldings again this weekend and is at a short $2.15 and firming to go back-to-back in the JJ Atkins for the Kiwis after the success of Sacred Elixir 12 months ago.

Sacred Elixir was the fourth JJ Atkins favourite since 2010 to salute for the punters and all the money is on Melody Belle to get the job done for the favourite backers again this winter.

No JJ Atkins winner has jumped at double-figures since the filly Linky Dink scored an upset at 25/1 on a Heavy Eagle Farm track back in 2009.

Following Melody Belle in betting on this year’s JJ Atkins field are three other hopes under $10.

Capital Gain ($8) has gained plenty of pre-race attention with connections recently knocking back a nearly $700,000 offer to buy the gelding who has the blinkers on to help sharpen him up after a BRC Sires’ fifth last time out.

There’s also been a tickle for the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Taking Aim ($8.50) who has Hugh Bowman aboard.

Saturday looks a tough task for the Choisir colt however who is drawn wide (barrier 13) and who was well-beaten for second in the BRC Sires’ results.

Rounding out the single-figure chances at $9.50 is then Ciaron Maher’s untapped filly Aloisia drawn gate six for just her fourth career run, the last start Flemington winner stepping up in both class and distance.

Of the longer priced hopes the best upset chances shape-up as this season’s Champagne Classic winner Tangled ($12) for Chris Waller and the Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs-trained New Zealander Qiji Phoenix ($10) drawn opposite ends of the field in barriers one and 15 respectively.

Waller, who also saddles-up $15 outsider Sambro in the race this year, chases his third JJ Atkins win having previously taken out the feature with Pressday (2010) and Press Statement (2015).

See below for the latest JJ Atkins 2017 betting odds open online now at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 JJ Atkins Odds

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