The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 3 quality handicap race held annually each September at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality was won by Faatinah from Tivaci with We've Got This third.
|Date:||Saturday 16th September 2017|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a good class sprint race for this time of the year and most of the time assembles a field of more than handy sprinters. It's run down the Flemington 'Straight Six' 1200m course and typically suits horses with an affinity for the straight track.
The race has been won by some quality types over the years including Swift Alliance (2009), Titanic Jack (2003), La Zagaletta (1999), Hareeba (1994) and the brilliant Placid Ark(1988).
Horses contesting the Bobbie Lewis Quality may go on to a race like the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield later in the month, just as Toorak Toff (5th in 2011) did, winning the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes after running fifth in this race.
Faatinah (2016) resumed from an autumn spell to win this event in classy style and recent Bobbie Lewis Quality winners have been Churchill Dancer (2015) and Chautauqua (2014).
Speediness (2nd in 2013) went on to run second in the Gr2 Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day before running third in the Gr1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington on the final day of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.
We're Gonna Rock (2012) finished runner-up in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield before running third behind Sea Siren in the Gr1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Spirit Of Boom (2nd in 2012) had a solid spring campaign finishing 3rd in the Gr2 Gilgai Stakes and second in the Gr2 Linlithgow Stakes, both at Flemington, before heading to Perth to run third in the Gr1 Winterbottom Stakes.
Prioer to that, Lone Rock (2011) finished third in the Gr3 How Now Stakes at Caulfield and Toorak Toff (5th in 2011) claimed the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes before running third in the Gr3 Chatham Stakes at Flemington.
1. $5.50 Faatinah 53.0 Regan Bayliss
2. $12.00 Tivaci 53.0 Patrick Moloney
3. $13.00 We've Got This 53.0 Craig Newitt
4. $5.00 Under The Louvre 59.0 Dwayne Dunn
5. $19.00 Generalife 56.5 Craig Williams
6. $12.00 Durendal 53.0 Ms Katelyn Mallyon
7. $6.00 Kinglike 53.0 Chris Parnham
8. $21.00 The Monstar 53.0 Ms Winona Costin
9. $13.00 Santa Ana Lane 53.0 Daniel Moor
10. $41.00 Astro Castro 53.0 Jason Benbow
11. $26.00 Sir Moments 56.0 Mark Zahra
12. $6.50 Xtravagant 57.5 Damien Oliver
Margins: 1.75 len, 0.20 len
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|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|
|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|
|1998||El Mirada||Rock You||Mighty Way||1:10.1|
|1997||Great Condor||Rck You||Cut Up Rough||1:08.7|
|1996||Temperate Pug||Another Excuse||Matsqui||1:12.2|
|1995||Cut Up Rough||Just Awesome||Brawnt Spirit||1:08.6|
|1993||Golden Sword||Cocky Beau||Red Hope||1:10.7|
|1992||Holiday Lover||Alias Comberache||Rare Chance||1:12.4|
|1991||Street Ruffian||Premier Copper||Rechabite||1:09.6|
|1989||Undoubted||Tin Woodman||Clay Hero||1:11.4|
|1988||Placid Ark||Heavenly View||Uncle Sid||1:10.4|