Bobbie Lewis Quality

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse in mid-September as part of Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #3 Redkirk Warrior
  • 2nd: #2 Scales Of Justice
  • 3rd: #12 Land Of Plenty

Bobbie Lewis Quality News

Redkirk Warrior is market mover in 2017 Darley Classic betting

Redkirk Warrior is market mover in 2017 Darley Classic betting

The Lindsay Park trained Redkirk Warrior is the market mover in the betting for the 2017 Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday. Redkirk Warrior is currently marked at $9.50 at Ladbrokes.com.au after $13 was bet when the final field was released on Wednesday. The Everest winner Redzel heads the market order…

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 sprinting event held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne around mid September on Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

Open to horses aged four years and older, the Bobbie Lewis Quality Handicap usually draws a field of talented sprinters. Run down the famous Flemington straight over 1200m, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is a fast-paced clash with barriers not really a factor in determining the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au. There is a total of $200,000 prize money available making it a lucrative lead-up to the Melbourne Group 1 spring sprints.

Horses that run in the Bobbie Lewis Quality usually do so as part of an extended spring campaign. Horses who put on a good show over 1200m and who tend to prefer the straight at Flemington are often entered into this event in the hope of victory on a familiar track. Those runners that are successful in the Bobbie Lewis Quality have a myriad of options to go on to, including possibly Randwick’s $10 million The Everest (1200m) four weeks later.

If being kept to shorter distances, Bobbie Lewis Quality graduates often head to Moonee Valley for a race like the Group 1 Mankiato Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Eve.

The 2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality was held on September 16, 2017.

Bobbie Lewis Quality 2017
Date: September 16, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Quality
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #3 Redkirk Warrior
  • 2nd: #2 Scales Of Justice
  • 3rd: #12 Land Of Plenty

Check out the full Bobbie Lewis Quality 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the courageous two and a half length win by the favourite Redkirk Warrior at the same track / distance the Hong Kong expat won the Newmarket Handicap over in the autumn.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4 57kg $4F
2 2 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 2.5L 9 57.5kg $4.80
3 12 LAND OF PLENTY Grahame Begg Beau Mertens (a) 3.25L 5 53kg $20
4 4 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Damian Lane 4.5L 2 56.5kg $4.20
5 10 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5.25L 3 53kg $26
6 1 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Mark Zahra 6.75L 11 58kg $26
7 6 JAPONISME Chris Waller Ben Melham 6.95L 6 55kg $15
8 9 SO SI BON Robbie Laing Craig Williams 7.25L 8 53kg $8
9 11 LIZARD ISLAND Pat Hyland Jye McNeil 8.75L 1 53kg $201
10 5 BURNING FRONT Darren Weir John Allen 9.15L 7 56kg $41
11 8 SAVILE ROW (NZ) Michael Moroney Stephen Baster 9.25L 12 53kg $10
12 7 SARACINO (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 13.75L 10 53kg $51

2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting

The spring’s best Bobbie Lewis Quality 2017 odds and Flemington betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field

Each September the Bobbie Lewis Quality field attracts a smart line-up of sprint types, many kicking off their new season campaigns. If not racing first-up in the Bobbie Lewis Quality field, horses may come into the ‘Straight Six’ showdown via a lead-up run in something like the Group 3 The Heath 1100m at Caulfield a fortnight earlier.

The official Bobbie Lewis Quality field and barriers are announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

The 2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality Final Field & Barrier Draw is now out with a dozen hopefuls in the mix including Darren Weir’s last start The Heath winner Voodoo Lad and possible The Everest hopeful Redkirk Warrior who won the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at this track / distance.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 9x791x705x LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Mark Zahra 11 58kg 111
2 21112x211x SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 9 57.5kg 110
3 x5x21x105x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4 57kg 109
4 1210x257x1 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Damian Lane 2 56.5kg 108
5 111114119x BURNING FRONT Darren Weir John Allen 7 56kg 107
6 39x650980x JAPONISME Chris Waller Ben Melham 6 55kg 105
7 68x43816x8 SARACINO (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 10 53kg 99
8 1x6321220x SAVILE ROW (NZ) Michael Moroney Stephen Baster 12 53kg 98
9 44x4030x22 SO SI BON Robbie Laing Craig Williams 8 53kg 95
10 0x5240x48x ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3 53kg 90
11 1228x4x90x LIZARD ISLAND Pat Hyland Jye McNeil 1 53kg 88
12 429x3380x5 LAND OF PLENTY Grahame Begg Beau Mertens (a) 5 53kg 71

2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations

The 2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be provided below once released by Racing Victoria.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x47x3231x CHAUTAUQUA G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1 60kg 118
2 9x791x705x LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir 2 58kg 111
3 21112x211x SCALES OF JUSTICE G 5 Lindsey Smith 3 57.5kg 110
4 x5x21x105x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 57kg 109
5 1210x257x1 VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir 5 56.5kg 108
6 111114119x BURNING FRONT G 7 Darren Weir 6 56kg 107
7 39x650980x JAPONISME G 5 Chris Waller 7 55kg 105
8 31231115×0 MOST IMPORTANT G 5 Tony Gollan 8 53.5kg 102
9 453×431215 MIO DIO G 7 Will Clarken 9 53kg 100
10 68x43816x8 SARACINO (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney 10 53kg 99
11 1x6321220x SAVILE ROW (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney 11 53kg 98
12 44x4030x22 SO SI BON H 4 Robbie Laing 12 53kg 95
13 0x5240x48x ATTENTION H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 13 53kg 90
14 1228x4x90x LIZARD ISLAND G 5 Pat Hyland 14 53kg 88
15 x2413311x1 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman 15 53kg 83
16 429x3380x5 LAND OF PLENTY H 4 Grahame Begg 16 53kg 71

Bobbie Lewis Quality History

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is named after celebrated Victorian jockey Bobby Lewis. Born in 1878, Bobby Lewis rode for over forty years and in that time won over 900 races. He retired at the age of 60 in 1938 and was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2002. Bobby Lewis is one of only two jockeys to have won four Melbourne Cups and he has won more VRC Derbies, VRC Oaks and SAJC St Legers than any other jockey. Bobby Lewis passed away in 1947.

Inaugurated in 1974, the Bobbie Lewis Quality has quite an extensive history of entertaining races and talented winners. The Bobbie Lewis Quality has been known by a variety of names, including the Pat Lalor Quality (1996), Sebel of Melbourne Quality 1200 (1997), Gateway Suites Quality (1998-2000) and Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (2009). Initially a Principal Race, the Bobbie Lewis Quality was upgraded to listed event in 1979 and then a Group 3 event in 1986. In 2015 the Bobbie Lewis Quality was again upgraded to Group 2.

Notable Bobbie Lewis Quality winners include Fiesta Palace (1976), Placid Ark (1988), Hareeba (1994), Titanic Jack (2003), Speediness (2013) and Redkirk Warrior (2017). The Bobbie Lewis Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 9.94 seconds
2nd Scales Of Justice
3rd Land Of Plenty
2016
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Faatinah 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Tivaci
3rd We’ve Got This
2015
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Churchill Dancer 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Gregers
2014
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 08.1 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd In Cahoots
2013
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Speediness 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd Albrecht
2012
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st We’re Gonna Rock 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Title
2011
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Lone Rock 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Bel Sprinter
3rd Danzylum
2010
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Doubtful Jack 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Beltrois
3rd About Ready
2009
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Swift Alliance 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Gold Salute
3rd Chasm
2008
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bon Hoffa 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Grand Duels
3rd Orange County
2007
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bon Hoffa 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Swick
3rd Flash Trick
2006
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bel Danoro 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Perfectly Ready
3rd Volitant
2005
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Wildly 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Calveen
3rd Classiconi
2004
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Face Value 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Via De Lago
3rd Scaredee Cat
2003
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd The Big Chill
2002
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Chong Tong 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Rubitano
3rd Royal Code
2001
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Scenic Peak 1 minute 06.7 seconds
=2nd Calm Smytzer
=2nd Dash For Cash
2000
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Ruthless Tycoon 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Porto Roca
3rd Manner Hill