Bobbie Lewis Quality

Bobbie Lewis Quality

Group Two Betting Guide
When: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Flemington Racecourse
Prize Money: $200,000
Distance: 1200m

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 handicap run at Flemington over 1200m, with a prize pool of $200,000 for the four-year-olds and older.

One of the most popular wins came in 2014 when world sprinting star Chautauqua ran a slick time of 1:08.1 when it won by 2.5 lengths over Temple Of Boom.

It’s a good horses race which usually has an impact on the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes later in September and punters have had great success when betting on the Bobbie Lewis Quality in the past.

2022 Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting Odds

Markets for the 2022 Bobbie Lewis Quality are currently unavailable.

Best Bobbie Lewis Quality bookmakers

Much like other group races in September, bookmakers will open the betting markets in the week leading up to the race.

The following online bookmakers will all have markets open for not only win and place betting, but they will also offer all-in markets for punters which like to secure the early value.

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Bobbie Lewis Quality History

The Bobbie Lewis is often used as a preparation for sprinting races later in the spring carnival. Speediness finished second in 2013 before running second in the Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley and also third in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes during the Melbourne Cup carnival.

Spirit Of Boom was a big-race placegetter and following its second placing in 2012, it then went on to run third in the Gilgai Stakes and then third in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth.

More group one form came with Gold Salute which finished second in the 2009 running of the Bobbie Lewis. Gold Salute then went on to place in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield and the Group 1 Cantala Stakes at Flemington.

The Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke was won by Toorak Toff in 2011 after it finished fifth in the Bobbie Lewis Quality. Under The Louvre finished second in the Bobbie Lewis before running second again in the Sir Rupert Clarke later that month.

The sprinting distance of the Bobbie Lewis helps the mile-type runners strengthen towards the end of the spring carnival and punters should also note the Group 1 Manikato Stakes as a potential ‘next race’ for horses that lined up in the Bobbie Lewis Quality.

2021 Bobby Lewis Quality result


1stSplintex ($13.00)
2ndAway Game ($2.10)
3rdThe Astrologist ($2.30)

Recent Bobbie Lewis Quality runnings

  • Splintex had struggled around the turns at all his outings in Melbourne before McEvoy had a word to trainer Mark Newnham suggesting he would suit the Flemington straight and he certainly did when claiming the 2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality. Splintex built fitness with a solid fourth in the Group 3 Show County Stakes at Randwick a month prior before Newnham sent the stallion south. Jockey Craig Williams did the rest, getting the best of out Splintex to stave off the honest Away Game in the last 100m claiming the Group 2 event by a half-head.
  • Zoutori defended his title in a thrilling $200,000 Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality, with just a half-length covering the first five across the line. Having tracked the speed throughout the six furlong event, Mark Zahra had the reigning champ building through the gears approaching the clock tower. Despite the close finish, it was Zoutori who sprinted the best for a second year in a row and became the first horse since Bon Hoffa in 2007-2008 to win the Bobbie Lewis Quality in consecutive years.
  • Having been sent around as a $6 chance with online betting sites, the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Zoutori deadset smashed his rivals in the Bobbie Lewis. He was seemingly travelling better than any of his rivals at the 300m mark, with jockey Linda Meech not asking for an effort from her mount until the final 250m. When asked to quicken, he did so with ease and managed to put a couple of lengths on the chasing brigade to record an easy win.
  • Dothraki was one of the least favoured runners heading into the 2018 Bobby Lewis but the Peter and Paul Snowden galloper duly delivered in a tight finish. Racing up towards the speed for the majority of the race, the leaders eventually wilted but Dothraki fought on, gripping on to win in a tight finish ahead of the fast-finishing First Among Equals.
  • Coming into a big race fresh paid dividends for Redkirk Warrior, who has made a habit of racing well first-up. Following the speed early doors, Redkirk Warrior took the front at the 400m and was never troubled, skipping out to a huge margin just after the 200m and nothing got near him.
  • Faatinah scored a popular victory for punters when winning by 1.75 lengths. The Hayes/Dabernig-trained gelding was heavily backed into $4.30 late in the market and it never looked like being beaten as it took over mid-way down the Flemington straight. It ran a quick time of 1:09.13 over 1200m on a soft-rated track which is low-flying and it defeated a quality field which included Tivaci, Under The Louvre, Kinglike and Xtravagant. Read the race report here.
  • Churchill Dancer handed New Zealand jockey Michael Dee his biggest career win in 2015. The Hayes/Dabernig-trained gelding was an each way chance in the betting at $8 and took advantage of a field which had no standout favourite. The favourite was Rich Enuff at $4.50 which finished sixth, but there was very good value on offer for the likes of Under The Louvre, Gregers and Lucky Hussler. It was one of the strongest and most-even Bobbie Lewis Quality fields ever assembled.
  • Chautauqua wasn’t as well-performed back in 2014, which is why punters were able to get $5.50 for the Bobbie Lewis. That’s an incredible price and it showed them why it should never be disrespected in the market. The Hawkes-trained sprinter put 2.5 lengths on the field which included the group one-performed Temple Of Boom and Speediness. The weight of only 54kg helped the star sprinter and the win spring-boarded what was a stellar career.
  • Speediness was an upset winner in 2013 when winning at odds of $21. The Colin Scott-trained gelding picked a path through the field and went clear in the run to the line to give Temple Of Boom another second placing. The $18,000 sales purchase was a great buy for the owners and it relished not having to go around a turn down the Flemington straight. Among the beaten runners included the Peter Snowden-trained Albrecht and class horse Rebel Dane.

Previous Winners of the Bobbie Lewis Quality

Bobby Lewis Quality Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2021 Splintex Craig Williams Mark Newnham
2020 Zoutori Mark Zahra Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
2019 Zoutori Linda Meech Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
2018 Dothraki Damian Lane Peter & Paul Snowden
2017 Redkirk Warrior Regan Bayliss David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2016 Faatinah Regan Bayliss David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2015 Churchill Dancer Michael Dee David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2014 Chautauqua Dwayne Dunn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2013 Speediness Craig Williams Colin Scott
2012 We’re Gonna Rock Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh
2011 Lone Rock Mark Zahra Robert Smerdon
2010 Doubtful Jack Luke Nolen Peter Moody
2009 Swift Alliance Blake Shinn Gai Waterhouse
2008 Bon Hoffa Vlad Duric Wendy Kelly
2007 Bon Hoffa Vlad Duric Wendy Kelly
2006 Bel Danoro Craig Newitt Lee Freedman
2005 Wildly Greg Childs John McArdle
2004 Face Value Nick Ryan Bevan Laming
2003 Titanic Jack Brett Prebble Tom Hughes
2002 Chong Tong Damien Oliver Lee Freedman
2001 Scenic Peak Rhys McLeod Danny Bougoure
2000 Ruthless Tycoon Stephen Baster Jim Mason

Bobbie Lewis Quality Past Winners Pre 2000

Bobbie Lewis Quality Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Le Zagaletta
1998 El Mirada
1997 Great Condor
1996 Temperate Pug
1995 Cut Up Rough
1994 Hareeba
1993 Golden Sword
1992 Holiday Lover
1991 Street Ruffian
1990 Rare Chance
1989 Undoubted
1988 Placid Ark
1987 Special
1986 Taj Quillo
1985 Base Fee
1984 Sports Ruler
1983 Stellina
1982 Magari
1981 Soldier Of Fortune
1980 Mr. Magic
1979 Bit Of A Skite
1978 Quiet Snort
1977 Nearest
1976 Fiesta Palace
1975 Dark Ruler
1974 Citadel
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