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Life Is Good Continues San Felipe Preparations With Five-Furlong Bullet

Undefeated Life Is Good worked five furlongs Sunday morning for Bob Baffert in a bullet :59.60, breezing, for the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes on March 6, a steppingstone to the Grade 1 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on April 3.

Also firing bullets for Baffert Sunday at the Arcadia, Calif., track 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 G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Jan. 30, the $ 35,000 bargain Florida-bred worked six furlongs Saturday in a bullet 1:12.40.

San Vicente winner Concert Tour is confirmed for the G2 Rebel at Oaklawn Park on March 13, while Freedom Fighter, second by a half-length to Concert Tour in the seven-furlong San Vicente, goes in the G3 Gotham at Aqueduct on March 6.

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 an eighth.

Rombauer, a son of Twirling Candy, came from 11 ½ lengths behind at the half-mile marker to win his 3-year-old debut in the mile and an eighth El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 13.

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