Bobbie Lewis Quality
Group Two Betting Guide
|When:||Saturday, September 10, 2022|
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.
Latest Bobbie Lewis Quality News
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
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|
|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|
|1995||Cut Up Rough|
|1981||Soldier Of Fortune|
|1979||Bit Of A Skite|