JJ Atkins Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 JJ Atkins Stakes which is to be run at Eagle Farm racecourse on Saturday 11th, June 2016. View the JJ Atkins Stakes Field.

1NIKITASKelso WoodMichael Cahill557kg
2ATTENTIONPeter & Paul SnowdenBlake Shinn257kg
3SOUCHEZJohn O’SheaJames McDonald957kg
4BARBASSCameron CrockettDamien Oliver1557kg
5OINKKelly SchweidaGlen Colless1157kg
6DREAMS APLENTYJohn ZielkeBobby El-Issa1857kg
7CRACK ME UP (NZ)Liam BirchleyDamian Browne357kg
8JAWS OF STEELRobbie LaingBrad Rawiller457kg
9SACRED ELIXIR (NZ)Tony PikeZac Purton1357kg
10PUNISHINGLiam Birchley1057kg
11REDOUBLEMichael, Wayne & John HawkesChristian Reith1657kg
12CADOGANBjorn BakerHugh Bowman657kg
13CHARNLEY RIVERStuart Kendrick1957kg
14VASILIEVGai WaterhouseAdam Hyeronimus157kg
15MEET AND GREETJohn & Chris MeagherJames Orman (a)2057kg
16CANDIKASteven O’deaPaul Hammersley855kg
17HEART SKIPT A BEATLiam Birchley1455kg
18OUR CINDERELLAKristie Clark-Peoples1755kg
19eZENDAYEDesleigh ForsterRyan Wiggins1257kg
20eROYAL ATOMDarryl Hansen757kg


Robert Smerdon doesn’t expect the one week delay to the Queensland Oaks to have any effect on his stable’s two runners.

The Group One Classic has been added to Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap program after torrential rain caused last week’s Eagle Farm meeting to be called off.

Smerdon has Chabaud and Dulverton in the 2400m-race for three-year-old fillies along with Zafiki who is the fourth emergency.

“The delay shouldn’t be a problem as everyone’s in the same boat,” Smerdon said.

“You’ve got the same competition so I don’t see how it will change things.”

The only thing that has changed is the rider for Dulverton.

With Mark Zahra having started a suspension, Dwayne Dunn, who is booked to ride stablemate Under The Louvre in the Stradbroke Handicap, will take the Dulverton mount.

Leading Queensland apprentice James Orman has the ride on Chabaud, a last-start winner of the South Australian Fillies Classic at Morphettville in May.

Smerdon stayed in Melbourne on Tuesday but said reports were good after Chabaud and Dulverton had a solid gallop at Eagle Farm in preparation for Saturday’s race.

“They haven’t missed a beat,” he said.

“They both galloped on the course proper this morning.

“I wasn’t there but those in charge were happy with what they did and the way they did it.”

Chabaud is regarded the pick of the Smerdon runners at $11 in latest Oaks markets with Dulverton a $23 chance and Zafiki one of the outsiders at $61.

A decision on whether Provocative, the $8 third favourite, takes her place or runs in Saturday’s Queensland Derby is still to be made.

Clouding the decision is the Oaks is to be the last race on Saturday’s 10-event program with the fear the track could be chopped up.

The Bjorn Baker-trained Imposing Lass heads Oaks betting at $6 with Falkenberg at $7.

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