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.

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #5 Star Patrol
  • 2nd: #1 King Of Sparta
  • 3rd: #8 Benedetta



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 $300,000 prize money available as of 2021 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 $20 million The Everest (1200m) – the richest turf race in the world.

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.

Bobbie Lewis Quality graduates often back-up in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes at the same track and distance in early October and Zoutori (2020) was the last to do the double. Two-time Bobbie Lewis Quality winner Zoutori also continued on to win the 2021 Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington the following autumn.

In 2022 the Bobbie Lewis Quality form was franked with the upset winner Baller running third in both the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes and the Group 1 Champions Sprint (1200m) at his next two runs. The form was further franked with the second placed mare Roch ‘N’ Horse also running second in the Gilgai before her shock Champions Sprint win at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality ran on Saturday September 16, 2023 as part of Flemington’s Makybe Diva Stakes Day card and was won narrowly first-up by the Clinton McDonald-trained Star Patrol ($4.20). 

Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023
Date: Saturday September 16, 2023
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Quality Hcp
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

Check out the full Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 Results & Finishing Order below once the potential The Everest lead-up race has been run and won on Saturday September 16, 2023.

  • 1st: #5 Star Patrol ($4.20)
  • 2nd: #1 King Of Sparta
  • 3rd: #8 Benedetta

Clinton McDonald’s returning Group 1 performer Star Patrol ($4.20) survived a protest from the fast-finishing runner-up King Of Sparta to post a narrow first-up victory down the Flemington straight in the Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 STAR PATROL Clinton McDonald Ben Melham 9 54.5kg $4.20
2 1 KING OF SPARTA Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 0.1L 8 59kg $6
3 8 BENEDETTA Jason Warren Daniel Stackhouse 0.2L 7 53kg $2.60F
4 4 IT’SOURTIME Danny O’Brien Michael Dee 1.7L 10 55kg $13
5 2 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 3.2L 2 58kg $51
6 6 CHARTERHOUSE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 3.3L 5 54kg $16
7 9 MINSK MOMENT Chris Waller Craig Williams 4.05L 3 53kg $26
8 3 STARTANTES Robert Heathcote Luke Nolen 5.8L 4 56.5kg $51
9 10 NAJEM SUHAIL Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Thomas Stockdale (a) 10.8L 1 53kg $6.50
10 7 SNAPPER (NZ) Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 16.3L 6 53.5kg (cd 54kg) $41
11 LA DANSEUSE ROUGE Cliff Brown Wiremu Pinn (a) 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting

The spring’s best Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 odds and Flemington betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Zoutori ($4.60EF) for his second win in 2020 was the last favourite in Bobbie Lewis Quality betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2022 with Baller winning at Bobbie Lewis Quality odds of $21.

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2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Form

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2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 Tips on the important spring sprint lead-up this season.

  • To Win: #4 It’sourtime ($9 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Going for a touch of value in this year’s Bobbie Lewis with It’sourtime for Danny O’Brien on top. The in-form Time For War gelding has a solid strike-rate at headquarters (11:3-5-0) and looks to be building. Somewhat of a straight track specialist with plenty of form at the track/trip (7:2-4-0) including a narrow Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) win here two back. Carried 55.5kg that day (has 55kg on Saturday) before going up to 56.5kg last start when third in Caulfield’s Listed Regal Roller. Back in weight, back at Flemington, can win at a nice price.

2023 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 2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality final field features a smart field of sprinters led in betting by the airborne Jason Warren-trained Group 3 Cockram Stakes winning Hellbent mare Benedetta chasing a third win on the trot.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 46x114624x KING OF SPARTA Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9 59kg 107
2 865x05x50x ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 2 58kg 105
3 51x700x80x STARTANTES Robert Heathcote Luke Nolen 5 56.5kg 106
4 2×24142313 IT’SOURTIME Danny O’Brien Michael Dee 11 55kg 99
5 112x3x160x STAR PATROL Clinton McDonald Ben Melham 10 54.5kg 98
6 391316x32x CHARTERHOUSE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 6 54kg 97
7 x8917140x4 SNAPPER (NZ) Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 7 53.5kg 96
8 311113×11 BENEDETTA Jason Warren Daniel Stackhouse 8 53kg 99
9 419181x76x MINSK MOMENT Chris Waller Craig Williams 4 53kg 95
10 6512153×11 NAJEM SUHAIL Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Thomas Stockdale (a) 1 53kg 89
11 x132x550x1 LA DANSEUSE ROUGE Cliff Brown Wiremu Pinn (a) 3 53kg 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations

The 2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be provided below once released by Racing Victoria.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11x320150x RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 57.5kg 57.5kg 108
2 46x114624x KING OF SPARTA G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 2 59kg 59kg 107
3 51x700x80x STARTANTES M 5 Robert Heathcote 3 56.5kg 56.5kg 106
4 865x05x50x ZOUTORI G 8 Mathew Ellerton 4 58kg 58kg 105
5 311113×11 BENEDETTA M 4 Jason Warren 5 53kg 53kg 99
6 305x15840x SHE’S ALL CLASS M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 53kg 53kg 99
7 2×24142313 IT’SOURTIME G 6 Danny O’Brien 7 55kg 55kg 99
8 112x3x160x STAR PATROL G 5 Clinton McDonald 8 54.5kg 54.5kg 98
9 804x3421x8 THUNDER BEAUTY (IRE) M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 53kg 52.5kg 98
10 391316x32x CHARTERHOUSE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 54kg 54kg 97
11 x8917140x4 SNAPPER (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney 11 53.5kg 53.5kg 96
12 419181x76x MINSK MOMENT H 5 Chris Waller 12 53kg 53kg 95
13 13x12123x4 DETONATOR JACK (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13 53kg 52kg 93
14 7447×66422 UMGAWA G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 14 53kg 51.5kg 92
15 1x11x WHAT YOU NEED H 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 15 53kg 50.5kg 90
16 6512153×11 NAJEM SUHAIL G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 16 53kg 50kg 89
17 2x898800x8 SHELBY SIXTYSIX G 7 Danny Williams 17 53kg 50kg 89
18 x01110412x SHE DANCES M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 18 53kg 46kg 85
19 118x95143x WALTZ ON BY M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 19 53kg 45.5kg 84
20 x132x550x1 LA DANSEUSE ROUGE M 4 Cliff Brown 20 53kg 44.5kg 82
21 56369×3264 WILLIAM THOMAS G 9 John Price 21 53kg 44.5kg 78
22 x7431210x5 LITTLE MISS KUBI M 4 Cliff Brown 22 53kg 42kg 77

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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) who went on to win the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning – Newmarket Handicap double at the track the following autumn.

The Bobbie Lewis Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Star Patrol 1 minute 09.19 seconds
2nd King Of Sparta
3rd Benedetta
2022
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Baller 1 minute 11.60 seconds
2nd Roch ‘N’ Horse
3rd Swats That
2021
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Splintex 1 minute 09.62 seconds
2nd Away Game
3rd The Astrologist
2020
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Zoutori 1 minute 09.24 seconds
2nd Banquo
3rd Tofane
2019
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Zoutori 1 minute 08.37 seconds
2nd Parsifal
3rd Dothraki
2018
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Dothraki 1 minute 9.81 seconds
2nd First Among Equals
3rd Kemono
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

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