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Favourable draw for Group 1 JJ Atkins hot-pot Broadsiding at Eagle Farm on Saturday

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Star colt Broadsiding has drawn perfectly as he prepares to chase a second Group 1 win in the $1 million JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Racing Queensland announce the field for Australia’s last Group 1 race of the season for two-year-olds on Tuesday.

They declared a field of 14 runners made up by eight colts, three geldings and three fillies’.

Broadsiding, the winner of the Champagne Stakes back in April is attempting to become Australia’s only multiple Group 1-winning juvenile of the 2023/24 season.

He is sure to start a hot odds-on favourite after drawing barrier two for the rich feature.

Other notable JJ Atkins acceptors include, Sires’ runner-up Zouna, Champagne Classic winner Bittercreek, last Saturday’s Phoenix winner Imperialist and Stakes placed fillies El Morzillo and Aemelius.

Here is the field for the 2024 JJ Atkins.

No. – Horse – Trainer – Jockey – Barrier – Weight

1 – BROADSIDING – James Cummings – James McDonald – 2 – 57kg
2 – ZOUNA – Lawrie Mayfield-Smith – Mark Zahra – 5 – 57kg
3 – BITTERCREEK – Leon & Troy Corstens – Blake Shinn – 10 – 57kg
4 – BEAU DAZZLER – Tony & Maddysen Sears – Kyle Wilson-Taylor – 14 – 57kg
5 – CAN’T RECALL ONE – Stuart Kendrick – Robbie Dolan – 11 – 57kg
6 – IMPERIALIST – Chris Waller – TBA – 12 – 57kg
7 – SMASHING TIME – Robert & Luke Price – Tommy Berry – 4 – 57kg
8 – BOSUSTOW – Annabel Neasham – Ryan Maloney – 1 – 57kg
9 – BARBARIC LAD – Anthony & Sam Freedman – Luke Currie – 8 – 57kg
10 – MR ARTEMISIA – Chris Waller – TBA – 3 – 57kg
11 – CHINA SEA – John Sargent – Rory Hutchings – 9 – 57kg
12 – EL MORZILLO – Kelly Schweida – Craig Williams – 7 – 55kg
13 – AEMELIUS – Annabel Neasham – Tyler Schiller – 6 – 55kg
14 – PEE BEE NOIR – Peter & Will Hulbert – Mark Du Plessis – 13 – 55kg

The Eagle Farm track was rated a soft (5) at acceptance time. The rail will be in the 4.5-metre position on Saturday.

The Bureau Of Meteorology forecast for Brisbane is.

Tuesday – Mostly sunny. 23.

Wednesday – Mostly sunny. 24.

Thursday – Mostly sunny. 21.

Friday – Mostly sunny. 21.

Saturday – Mostly sunny. 21.

CLICK HERE to get the fields and free formguide for the Eagle Farm meeting on Saturday.

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