The Jan. 18 Santa Catalina was the first stakes effort for Our Bobby V., who set a lively pace for nearly a mile before being passed by Domestic Dispute, who won the 1 1/16-mile event by three lengths.
Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Our Bobby V. is one of only 14 horses on the official Santa Anita work tab over the past three days, going five furlongs in 1:01.80 on a sloppy track on Tuesday. "It was timing more than anything," trainer Bill Spawr said in explaining the off-track drill for his 3-year-old Washington-bred grey son of Majesterian. "He was scheduled for the work and he really handled the off track. We're looking at the (March 1) San Rafael (gr. II at one mile), but we're considering everything. We're wide open. (His next race) could be out of town, too. We're going to keep all options open and see what everybody else wants to do."