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.

2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #4 Splintex
  • 2nd: #9 Away Game
  • 3rd: #5 The Astrologist



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 $15 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.

The 2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality ran on Saturday September 11, 2021 and was won by the Mark Newnham-trained Splintex. 

Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021
Date: Saturday September 11, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Quality Hcp
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #4 Splintex
  • 2nd: #9 Away Game
  • 3rd: #5 The Astrologist

Check out the full Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 Results & Finishing Order below once the potential The Everest lead-up race has been run and won on Saturday September 11, 2021.

Mark Newnham’s progressive Snitzel entire Splintex ($13) enjoyed a return to form with a narrow victory over Away Game in the 2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality results at HQ.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Craig Williams 10 55.5kg $13
2 9 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 0.2L 9 53kg $5
3 5 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Thornton 0.7L 8 55kg $7
4 1 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Luke Currie 0.8L 11 59.5kg $6.50
5 11 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Craig Newitt 2.05L 12 53kg $7.50
6 14 TOO GOOD TOO HARD Phillip Stokes Harry Coffey 2.45L 13 53kg $41
7 2 JONKER Tony Gollan Damian Lane 3.2L 4 56kg $4.40F
8 13 RIDDLE ME THAT Matt Laurie Lachlan Neindorf (a) 4.95L 14 53kg $26
9 3 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 5.7L 2 55.5kg $41
10 15 FRONT PAGE Geoff Duryea Lewis German (a) 5.8L 1 53kg $17
11 12 SIRIUS SUSPECT Saab Hasan Dean Holland 6L 7 53kg $26
12 10 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 7L 5 53kg $61
13 7 GREYWORM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 9.5L 6 53.5kg $31
14 8 VASSILATOR (NZ) Colin Little & Matthew Lindsay Teodore Nugent (a) 9.9L 3 53.5kg $81
6 ROHERYN James Cummings Damien Oliver 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting

The spring’s best Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality final field features a host of quality sprinters led in betting by the returning Tony Gollan-trained Kingsford Smith Cup runner-up Jonker.

  • Scratched: #6 Roheryn (7)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x114x7140x ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Luke Currie 12 59.5kg 113
2 3x121x3x2x JONKER Tony Gollan Damian Lane 4 56kg 106
3 4457x0140x LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 2 55.5kg 105
4 58x40168x4 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Craig Williams 11 55.5kg 105
5 145×541131 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Thornton 9 55kg 104
6 219x13638x ROHERYN James Cummings Damien Oliver 7 54kg 102
7 2x7x4560x7 GREYWORM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 6 53.5kg 101
8 x51267313x VASSILATOR (NZ) Colin Little & Matthew Lindsay Teodore Nugent (a) 3 53.5kg 101
9 5x2330x312 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 10 53kg 102
10 x46007x86x BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 5 53kg 99
11 1270×32151 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Craig Newitt 13 53kg 97
12 0x311x76x7 SIRIUS SUSPECT Saab Hasan Dean Holland 8 53kg 96
13 59146x243x RIDDLE ME THAT Matt Laurie Lachlan Neindorf (a) 15 53kg 95
14 2233×77113 TOO GOOD TOO HARD Phillip Stokes Harry Coffey 14 53kg 92
15 27x111x2x4 FRONT PAGE Geoff Duryea Lewis German (a) 1 53kg 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations

The 2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be provided below once released by Racing Victoria.

Twenty sprinters make-up the early Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 nominations for Flemington on Saturday led in pre-field betting by the returning Tony Gollan-trained Kingsford-Smith Cup runner-up from the winter in Brisbane Jonker.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5x2330x312 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 102
2 x46007x86x BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER G 7 Daniel Bowman 99
3 1270×32151 EXPRESS PASS G 5 Nick Ryan 97
4 27x111x2x4 FRONT PAGE G 5 Geoff Duryea 86
5 30x334469x GALAXY RAIDER G 9 Grahame Begg 89
6 2x7x4560x7 GREYWORM G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
7 3x121x3x2x JONKER H 6 Tony Gollan 106
8 12x1101x24 LA MEXICANA M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 88
9 4457x0140x LUNAR FOX H 4 Paul Preusker 105
10 50×2105762 OCULAR G 5 Shea Eden 78
11 59146x243x RIDDLE ME THAT G 5 Matt Laurie 95
12 219x13638x ROHERYN G 6 James Cummings 102
13 0x311x76x7 SIRIUS SUSPECT G 7 Saab Hasan 96
14 58x40168x4 SPLINTEX H 5 Mark Newnham 105
15 145×541131 THE ASTROLOGIST G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 104
16 2233×77113 TOO GOOD TOO HARD M 6 Phillip Stokes 92
17 3610×32111 TURAATH (GB) M 5 Maddie Raymond 81
18 x51267313x VASSILATOR (NZ) G 6 Colin Little & Matthew Lindsay 101
19 7287575143 YULONG STORM (USA) G 6 Nathan Hobson 77
20 x114x7140x ZOUTORI G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 113

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
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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