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Life Is Good’s Bullet Tops Santa Anita Workers for San Felipe
Life Is Good (Credit: Ernie Belmonte)

Life Is Good’s Bullet Tops Santa Anita Workers for San Felipe

ARCADIA, CA – Undefeated Life Is Good worked 5 furlongs Sunday morning for Bob Baffert in a bullet 59.60, breezing, for the San Felipe Stakes (G2) on March 6, a steppingstone to the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 3.

The weekend work featured several Santa Anita-based horses with dreams of the Kentucky Derby (G1).

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Also firing bullets for Baffert Sunday were 3-year-olds Freedom Fighter and Spielberg, who went six furlongs in identical times of 1:13 flat.

Elsewhere on the Triple Crown front, Baffert said he would “know next week” where Medina Spirit will run. Game neck winner of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) on January 30, the $35,000 bargain Florida-bred worked 6 furlongs Saturday in a bullet 1:12.40.

San Vicente Stakes (G2) winner Concert Tour is confirmed for the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park on March 13, while Freedom Fighter, second by a 1/2-length to Concert Tour in the 7-furlong San Vicente, goes in the Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on March 6.

Rombauer (Credit: Ernie Belmonte)

Trainer Michael McCarthy, meanwhile, reiterated Sunday morning that “all options are open” for Rombauer’s next race, not committing specifically to the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby, saying only that the colt’s next race would be at the distance of a mile and 1/8.

Rombauer, a son of Twirling Candy, came from 11 1/2 lengths behind at the 1/2-mile marker to win his 3-year-old debut in the mile and 1/8 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on February 13.

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