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BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY QUICK FACTS


First held in 1974 as the Bobbie Lewis Quality Handicap, the race is named in honour of former Victorian jockey and Racing Hall of Fame inductee Bobbie Lewis. The race has featured in various name changes owing to sponsorship arrangements, however is registered as the VRC Bobbie Lewis Quality and has been run under that name continuously since 2010.

The race is restricted to 4YO’s and older and run over a distance of 1200m down the Flemington ‘straight six’. Originally a Listed race it was elevated to Group 3 status in 1986. In 2015 it received a further lift and is now run at Group 2 level.

Total prizemoney on offer in 2016 will be $200,000 with the winner to receive $120,000. The 2015 winner was the Hayes/Dabernig trained Churchill Dancer, ridden by Michael Dee. Previous winners of the race include Chautauqua, Le Zagaletta, El Mirada, Hareeba and the dual winner Bon Hoffa.

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BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday 10th September 2016
Race Time: 15:30 AEST
Race Code: MR6
Location: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1,200 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Winner: Faatinah
2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

RACE RESULTS

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
10 FAATINAH 1ST $4.30 (win)
9 TIVACI 2ND $4.00 (pl)
11 WE'VE GOT THIS 3RD $3.10 (pl)
1 UNDER THE LOUVRE 4TH -


2016 BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY TOP PICKS

2016 BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY TOP PICKS

UNDER THE LOUVRE

6YO stallion Under The Louvre will be 2nd up this campaign after resuming from a short winter spell in The Heath over 1100m. Starting favourite and carrying 59kg under the set weights plus penalties scale, he was hitting the line strongly in his usual manner and was able to finish within a half-length of the winner Redzel. In 2015 the Robert Smerdon trained sprinter followed a similar campaign, opening his preparation in The Heath where he finished 5th and then on to the Bobbie Lewis where he carried 56.5kg and was beaten a neck by Churchill Dancer. He has shown great improvement since those runs last year and looks sharper this year than the same point in 2015, as evidenced by his first-up effort. Dwayne Dunn goes back aboard, with the champion hoop having ridden Under The Louvre to success in the G1 Stradbroke Handicap when defeating Black Heart Bart... read more 6YO stallion Under The Louvre will be 2nd up this campaign after resuming from a short winter spell in The Heath over 1100m. Starting favourite and carrying 59kg under the set weights plus penalties scale, he was hitting the line strongly in his usual manner and was able to finish within a half-length of the winner Redzel. In 2015 the Robert Smerdon trained sprinter followed a similar campaign, opening his preparation in The Heath where he finished 5th and then on to the Bobbie Lewis where he carried 56.5kg and was beaten a neck by Churchill Dancer. He has shown great improvement since those runs last year and looks sharper this year than the same point in 2015, as evidenced by his first-up effort. Dwayne Dunn goes back aboard, with the champion hoop having ridden Under The Louvre to success in the G1 Stradbroke Handicap when defeating Black Heart Bart two starts back and his 2nd up record is a healthy 5:2-2-1. read less

XTRAVAGANT

‘Sex On Hooves’ makes his first race appearance as a 4YO and opened at $4.20 with UBET. This will be the second time that he has raced on the Flemington surface after taking on the 1600m G1 Australian Guineas back in March. Starting the favourite in that race he pounced on the lead early and was running along on his own, was still in front at the 200m but had been swallowed up by the swoopers by the 100m in finishing 4.5 lengths from the winner. Returning to New Zealand and dropping back to the 1200m for the G3 Breeders Stakes at Te Rapa he bounced back and recorded a dominant 3 length victory. A six time winner from ten starts, five of those victories have been recorded when Matthew Cameron has ridden. Damien Oliver will be legged aboard the 4YO and has been riding in trackwork and jump-outs to... read more ‘Sex On Hooves’ makes his first race appearance as a 4YO and opened at $4.20 with UBET. This will be the second time that he has raced on the Flemington surface after taking on the 1600m G1 Australian Guineas back in March. Starting the favourite in that race he pounced on the lead early and was running along on his own, was still in front at the 200m but had been swallowed up by the swoopers by the 100m in finishing 4.5 lengths from the winner. Returning to New Zealand and dropping back to the 1200m for the G3 Breeders Stakes at Te Rapa he bounced back and recorded a dominant 3 length victory. A six time winner from ten starts, five of those victories have been recorded when Matthew Cameron has ridden. Damien Oliver will be legged aboard the 4YO and has been riding in trackwork and jump-outs to familiarise himself with the Kiwi. read less

KINGLIKE

4YO entire Kinglike resumes here for his first full preparation under the training of Gerald Ryan. Formerly prepared by Peter Moody out of Melbourne, Ryan took over the training of the then 3YO in March and gave him one start in the G2 Arrowfield Stud Stakes where he finished a credible 4th behind Japonisme, beaten less than one length. The Arrowfield run was the first time he had been ridden on the pace and was leading throughout the 1200m until grabbed near the line. In the Spring of 2015 he was successful in the G2 Danehill Stakes run down the Flemington straight at 1200m, like this event is held. He resumed in the Autumn in the G2 Challenge Stakes over 1000m at Randwick and finished in 2nd position within a long neck of the winner English, who went on to win the G1 All Aged Stakes defeating Black Heart Bart.... read more 4YO entire Kinglike resumes here for his first full preparation under the training of Gerald Ryan. Formerly prepared by Peter Moody out of Melbourne, Ryan took over the training of the then 3YO in March and gave him one start in the G2 Arrowfield Stud Stakes where he finished a credible 4th behind Japonisme, beaten less than one length. The Arrowfield run was the first time he had been ridden on the pace and was leading throughout the 1200m until grabbed near the line. In the Spring of 2015 he was successful in the G2 Danehill Stakes run down the Flemington straight at 1200m, like this event is held. He resumed in the Autumn in the G2 Challenge Stakes over 1000m at Randwick and finished in 2nd position within a long neck of the winner English, who went on to win the G1 All Aged Stakes defeating Black Heart Bart. Kinglike has trialled once to prepare for his return when not really tested over 900m. read less



THE ROUGHIE TIP

THE ROUGHIE TIP

WE'VE GOT THIS

Opening on the 7th line of the UBET market, the Greg Eurell trained runner was at $15 and met with some early support to be wound in to $13. This will be the 5YO geldings sternest test to date with his first-up run in the G3 The Heath, the only time he has faced Group company. He finished mid-field that day, getting within 2.5 lengths of the winner Redzel after still sitting last at the 400m. Craig Newitt was trying to trail Under The Louvre into the race, but was having to stoke up the gelding to get him moving. He was still last at the 200m and was really hitting the line the last 100m. We’ve Got This has four career wins, with all four coming at 1200m and importantly he is a winner down the ‘straight six’ when finishing strongly from the rear with a closing 600m in... read more Opening on the 7th line of the UBET market, the Greg Eurell trained runner was at $15 and met with some early support to be wound in to $13. This will be the 5YO geldings sternest test to date with his first-up run in the G3 The Heath, the only time he has faced Group company. He finished mid-field that day, getting within 2.5 lengths of the winner Redzel after still sitting last at the 400m. Craig Newitt was trying to trail Under The Louvre into the race, but was having to stoke up the gelding to get him moving. He was still last at the 200m and was really hitting the line the last 100m. We’ve Got This has four career wins, with all four coming at 1200m and importantly he is a winner down the ‘straight six’ when finishing strongly from the rear with a closing 600m in 33.26 seconds. read less



BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY INFORMATION

BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY INFORMATION

Held annually on Makybe Diva Stakes Day, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 3 Handicap race run at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse. The 1200m sprint is run down the ‘straight six’ which means there are no turns and horses sprint the entire 1200m in a straight line. The Bobbie Lewis is a quality class dash and suits horses that have previous experience in straight line sprinting. It is a perfect lead up to the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield later in the carnival. The event is named in honour of Victorian champion jockey Robert (Bob) Lewis. Powerhouse sprinters such as Swift Alliance (2009), Titanic Jack (2003), Scenic Peak (2001), Le Zagaletta (1999), Hareeba (1994) and Placid Ark (1988) have won this event.

It’s also a solid guide to events deeper in the Melbourne Spring Carnival. 2012 winner We’re Gonna Rock went on to finish second in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. 2009 runner-up Gold Salute subsequently placed in the major Group 1 mile events – the Toorak Handicap and Emirates Stakes. Scenic Peak followed his 2001 victory in the Bobbie Lewis with success in the Group 3 Chatham Stakes two months later. The following year, Scenic Peak won the Listed Glasshouse Handicap during the Queensland Winter Carnival and the Group 1 Emirates Stakes in November, before winning a second Chatham Stakes in 2003 and placing in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 in 2004.



PREVIOUS BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY WINNERS

PREVIOUS BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 FAATINAH REGAN BAYLISS DAVID HAYES 01:09.1
2015 CHURCHILL DANCER MICHAEL DEE DAVID HAYES 01:08.8
2014 CHAUTAUQUA DWYANE DUNN M, W & J HAWKES 01:08.1
2013 SPEEDINESS CRAIG WILLIAMS COLIN SCOTT 01:09.4
2012 WE'RE GONNA ROCK MICHAEL RODD MARK KAVANAGH 01:10.8
2011 LONE ROCK MARK ZAHRA ROBERT SMERDON 01:08.8
2010 DOUBTFUL JACK LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 01:11.4
2009 SWIFT ALLIANCE BLAKE SHINN GAI WATERHOUSE 01:09.9
2008 BON HOFFA VLAD DURIC WENDY KELLY 01:09.8
2007 BON HOFFA VLAD DURIC WENDY KELLY 01:10.3
2006 BEL DANORO CRAIG NEWITT LEE FREEDMAN 01:09.6