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.
The event is held at the same meeting as the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) 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 later in September. 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.
The latest edition of the Bobbie Lewis Quality ran on Saturday September 11, 2021 and was won by Splintex at 12/1.
2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results
The official Bobbie Lewis Quality results for 2021 and complete finishing order on the Group 2 event will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 11, 2021.
- 1st: #4 Splintex
- 2nd: #9 Away Game
- 3rd: #5 The Astrologist
The Mark Newnham-trained Splintex ($13) was back to his best posting a narrow victory in the Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 results on Makybe Diva Stakes Day.
Bobbie Lewis Quality Race Info
- Date: Saturday September 11, 2021
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 4YOs + Up – Quality Handicap
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $300,000
- First Run: 1974
Bobbie Lewis Quality Odds
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 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).
2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting
The top Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 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.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Bobbie Lewis Quality will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
Bobbie Lewis Quality Field
The Bobbie Lewis Quality 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.
Chautauqua (2014) is one of the most famous Bobbie Lewis Quality winners. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.
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 2015 Under The Louvre ran second to Churchill Dancer in the Bobbie Lewis before a third in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. The previous year Chautauqua won the Bobbie Lewis Quality – Gilgai Stakes double before a subsequent second in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) that November.
2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field
The official Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be provided below as soon as released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to race day.
The 2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality field features a line-up of top spring sprinters including Tony Gollan’s multiple Group 1 placegetter Jonker racing first-up, Flemington track specialist Zoutori carrying top weight from a wide gate and The Astrologist coming off a Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap win.
- Scratched: #6 Roheryn (7)
2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations
The Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations for 2021 close on the Monday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day and will be available below in full.
The 2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations attracted 20 sprinters led by the Tony Gollan-trained Jonker racing first-up for the spring and last seen finishing second in Brisbane’s Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup.
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER
||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
||Anthony & Sam Freedman
||RIDDLE ME THAT
||Leon & Troy Corstens
||TOO GOOD TOO HARD
||Colin Little & Matthew Lindsay
||YULONG STORM (USA)
||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
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.
2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 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.
2021 Bobbie Lewis Quality Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 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: #9 Away Game ($6 at time of publish)
Going to stick with the mare Away Game who has looked back to her best the past couple of runs. She races at HQ for the first time, so how she handles the straight against some genuine ‘Straight Six’ specialists will be key, but she was good in the winter in Brisbane and franked that with a first-up second at Caulfield carrying 58kg. This is her pet distance, she was narrowly beaten fresh, fitter for the run and comes back to just 53kg.
Bobbie Lewis Quality Results
The Bobbie Lewis Quality 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).
Bobbie Lewis Quality Winners
||First Among Equals
||Scales Of Justice
||Land Of Plenty
||We’ve Got This
||Under The Louvre
||Temple Of Boom
||Temple Of Boom
||We’re Gonna Rock
||Spirit Of Boom
||Via De Lago
||The Big Chill
||Calm Smytzer =2
||Dash For Cash =2