Rebel Dane To Make Melbourne Debut In Bobbie Lewis Quality

Rising sprinter Rebel Dane has been nominated to make his Melbourne racing debut in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Rebel Dane

Rebel Dane was one of twenty-five horses included in the nominations for the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart

Twenty-five horses have been nominated to contest the $150,000 event with a number of in-form sprinters set to clash.

Rebel Dane has competed exclusively in Sydney during his racing career but earnt a trip to Melbourne for the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival with an impressive first-up victory in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) at Warwick Farm on August 24.

The California Dane entire was competitive at the highest level of racing during the autumn and trainer Gary Portelli is eyeing the major Group 1 sprints like the Manikato Stakes (1200m) and Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) with the classy four-year-old.

Darren Weir-trained Broken has been included in the nominations for the Bobbie Lewis Quality and will be chasing his third straight victory after recording surprise wins in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) and the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.

The seven-year-old has been extremely consistent this campaign but will need to improve once again against what is set to be a very strong field.

Arguably the most interesting nomination is nine-year-old Albert The Fat who will be returning to the races for the first time since the 2013 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Albert The Fat is a two-time Group 1 winner but has not been victorious since his tough win in the Emirates Stakes (1600m) during the 2011 Spring Racing Carnival.

The other Group 1 winner included in the Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations is Temple Of Boom who resumed with a second place finish behind Broken in the Aurie’s Star Handicap.

Temple Of Boom is chasing his first victory since his win in the 2012 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) and ,based on his first-up performance, is back to his best form after racing poorly during the autumn.

Adamantium, Adebisi and Chosen To Fly are all a chance to back up from the Carlyon Stakes while That’s The One has been included in the nominations despite finishing towards the tail of the field in the Group 3 The Heath 1100 (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The full list of 2013 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations can be found in the table below.

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2013 Bobbie Lewis Quality

Flemington Racecourse – 07/08/2013

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ADAMANTIUM (NZ) Danny O’Brien 100
2 ADEBISI Desleigh Forster 101
3 ALBERT THE FAT Stephen Theodore 107
4 ALBRECHT Peter Snowden 93
5 BLACKIE (NZ) Jarrod McLean 93
6 BOYS ON TOUR Brett Cavanough 94
7 BRITISH GENERAL Dan O’Sullivan 95
8 BROKEN Darren Weir 104
9 BUDRIGUEZ David Jolly 109
10 CHOSEN TO FLY Colin & Cindy Alderson 97
11 COSMIC CAUSEWAY Peter G Moody 99
12 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 104
13 JOLIE BLONDE Mark Riley 92
14 KNIGHT EXEMPLAR Gai Waterhouse 78
15 MELIORA Peter G Moody 93
16 MISTER MILTON Norman Waymouth 94
17 PAGO ROCK David Hayes 103
18 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli 105
19 RED INCA Ray Besanko 72
20 RENEGADE ARROW (NZ) Patrick F Ryan 71
21 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington 97
22 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott 103
23 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan 106
24 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson 96
25 WHISPER DOWNS David Hayes 99