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 prize money. The 2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality was won by Zoutori from Banquo with Tofane third.
|Date:||Saturday 11th September 2021|
|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 Group 1 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.
Zoutori (2019) resumed from a Queensland campaign to win this event in impressive fashion for Flemington based training duo Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra.
Recent Bobbie Lewis Quality winners include Dothraki (2018) and Redkirk Warrior (2017).
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 Group 1 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 Group 1 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 Group 1 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. $4.60 Zoutori 56.0 Mark Zahra
2. $6.00 Banquo 54.0 Jye McNeil
3. $5.00 Tofane 58.0 Damien Oliver
4. $6.50 The Inevitable 55.5 Ben Melham
5. $15.00 Dollar For Dollar 55.0 Luke Currie
6. $4.60 Bold Star 54.0 Craig Williams
7. $41.00 Rock Prophet 54.0 Lewis German
8. $31.00 Hellova Street 56.0 Jason Maskiell
9. $16.00 Galaxy Raider 54.0 Teodore Nugent
Margins: 0.2 len, 0.1 len
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|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|
|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|