Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Bobbie Lewis is a nice lead-up to the Group 1 sprints in Melbourne over the spring.

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse on Makybe Diva Stakes Day during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Run on a Saturday in early to mid-September each year, the quality handicap clash is open to horses aged four-years-old and above and is contested over 1200m.

2022 Bobbie Lewis Quality winner Baller

2022 Bobbie Lewis Quality winner Baller. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The event is held at the same meeting as the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) and the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m).

Offering $300,000 in total prize money as of 2021, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is a good lead-up race into the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. The last galloper to complete the Bobbie Lewis Quality – Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes double was Bon Hoffa (2007).

It is also a nice lead-up to the Group 1 sprint races over the carnival including the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) back at HQ over the Cup Carnival, an event won in 2022 by the Bobbie Lewis Quality runner-up Roch ‘N’ Horse.

The latest edition of the Bobbie Lewis Quality ran on Saturday September 16, 2023 at Flemington Racecourse and was narrowly won by the Clinton McDonald-trained Star Patrol ($4.20). 

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

The official Bobbie Lewis Quality results for 2023 and complete finishing order on the Group 2 event will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 16, 2023.

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality winner Star Patrol

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality winner Star Patrol survived a protest to win the Group 2 at headquarters. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #5 Star Patrol
  • 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.

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Odds

The top Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 odds for this season along with direct links to our top Flemington racing markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned to get behind your favourite spring sprinters.

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Bobbie Lewis Quality Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 16, 2023
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 4YOs + Up – Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1974

Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting

Bobbie Lewis Quality betting is led each spring by class sprinters with good lead-up form in similar company Melbourne races. Horses with proven ability down the Flemington straight and in tougher class races from other campaigns also sit high up the Bobbie Lewis Quality odds.

Single-figure hopefuls have a good Bobbie Lewis Quality record, but outsiders have also proved value bets in recent years including Baller ($21 in 2022), Splintex ($13 in 2021), Speediness ($20 in 2013) and Lone Rock ($21 in 2011).

The latest favourites in Bobbie Lewis Quality betting to salute for the punters are Redkirk Warrior ($4 in 2017) followed by Zoutori ($4.60EF in 2020).

Bobbie Lewis Quality Field

The Bobbie Lewis Quality race field attracts a line-up of the spring’s top sprinters and middle-distance gallopers. Many come off earlier spring runs in Melbourne in lead-up races like the Group 3 The Heath 1100 (1100m) at Caulfield the previous month.

Another possible lead-up run is the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) over the same track / distance a month before. In 2013 Temple Of Boom ran second in both the Aurie’s Star and the Bobbie Lewis Quality, he was also runner-up in the 2014 Bobbie Lewis Quality.

Runners out of the Bobbie Lewis Quality field often back-up in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes or are saved for the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) the next month back at Flemington.

Zoutori (2020) was the last horse to do the Bobbie Lewis Quality – Gilgai Stakes double having also won the 2019 edition of the Bobbie Lewis.

In 2022 the Bobbie Lewis winner Baller ran thirds in both the Gilgai Stakes and Group 1 VRC Champions Sprint, while the second-placed mare Roch ‘N’ Horse ran second in the Gilgai before her shock win in the Group 1 during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field

The official Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be provided below as soon as released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to race 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.

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations

The Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations for 2023 close on the Monday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day and will be available below in full.

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 Form Guide

The Bobbie Lewis Quality form guide details crucial information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the race. Check the guide for horses coming off a last start run in the top three and those whose records over the track / distance are solid.

The Bobbie Lewis Quality form has stacked up in better spring races many times over the years including the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, a Group 1 race Toorak Toff won in 2011 after a first-up fifth to Lone Rock in the Bobbie Lewis that season.

The next year (2012), We’re Gonna Rock won the Bobbie Lewis before a second in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and third at Moonee Valley in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m).

More recently the 2017 Bobbie Lewis Quality winner Redkirk Warrior went on to win the following autumn’s Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning – Newmarket Handicap double at Flemington.

Dual Bobbie Lewis Quality champion Zoutori (2019, 2020) also franked the form the next year taking out the Group 1 Newmarket in 2021.

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Bobbie Lewis Quality Tips

Bobbie Lewis Quality tips include looking for sprinters with previous winning form at Flemington down the famous straight track, in-form runners coming off nice runs in late winter / early spring and those with a good 1200m record. If horses are kicking off their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaigns in the race, a good Bobbie Lewis Quality betting tip is to check their first-up record.

Any classy sprinters that contested the previous year’s Bobbie Lewis often make a nice bet if they’re in form and returning for another run in the same spring showdown.

2023 Bobbie Lewis Quality Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bobbie Lewis Quality 2023 betting tips and exotic Flemington racing selections will be detailed below a couple of days out from the race so you have a guide on the sprinters to back and sack in the spring showdown this season.

  • To Win: #4 It’sourtime ($8.50 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.

Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

The Bobbie Lewis Quality race results have been a mixed bag over the past decade with an almost even split between the favourites and roughie hopes.

Notable recent Bobbie Lewis Quality winners include back-to-back winner Zoutori (2019-20), Redkirk Warrior (2017), Chautauqua (2014), Swift Alliance (2009), and dual champion Bon Hoffa (2007-08).

Lone Rock (2011) was the last Bobbie Lewis Quality winning mare.

Chautauqua holds the current Bobbie Lewis Quality race record winning over 1200m in 2014 in a time of 1 minute 08.11 seconds.

Past Bobbie Lewis Quality Winners

Recent Bobbie Lewis Quality winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Star Patrol King Of Sparta Benedetta 1:09.19
2022 Baller Roch ‘N’ Horse Swats That 1:11.60
2021 Splintex Away Game The Astrologist 1:09.6
2020 Zoutori Banquo Tofane 1:09.2
2019 Zoutori Parsifal Dothraki 1:08.3
2018 Dothraki First Among Equals Kemono 1:09.8
2017 Redkirk Warrior Scales Of Justice Land Of Plenty 1:09.9
2016 Faatinah Tivaci We’ve Got This 1:09.1
2015 Churchill Dancer Under The Louvre Gregers 1:08.8
2014 Chautauqua Temple Of Boom In Cahoots 1:08.1
2013 Speediness Temple Of Boom Albrecht 1:09.4
2012 We’re Gonna Rock Spirit Of Boom Title 1:10.8
2011 Lone Rock Bel Sprinter Danzylum 1:08.8
2010 Doubtful Jack Beltrois About Ready 1:11.4
2009 Swift Alliance Gold Salute Chasm 1:09.9
2008 Bon Hoffa Grand Duels Orange County 1:09.8
2007 Bon Hoffa Swick Flash Trick 1:10.3
2006 Bel Danoro Perfectly Ready Volitant 1:09.6
2005 Wildly Calveen Classiconi 1:09.3
2004 Face Value Via De Lago Scaredee Cat 1:11.0
2003 Titanic Jack Bomber Bill The Big Chill 1:09.8
2002 Chong Tong Rubitano Royal Code 1:10.9
2001 Scenic Peak Calm Smytzer =2 Dash For Cash =2 1:06.7
2000 Ruthless Tycoon Porto Roca Manner Hill 1:12.5