Baffert’s Prep Plans: Life Is Good To San Felipe, Freedom Fighter To Gotham

Two of Bob Baffert’s four Triple Crown contenders worked at Santa Anita Monday morning: undefeated Sham Stakes winner Life Is Good going five furlongs in 1:00.80, breezing, for the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, while stablemate Freedom Fighter went four furlongs in :48.60.

A son of Violence, Baffert said Freedom Fighter will make his next start in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct under Manny Franco. Freedom Fighter was runner-up in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 6 to stablemate Concert Tour.

Both the San Felipe and the Gotham will be run on March 6.

“He went extremely well,” Baffert said of Life Is Good, a son of Into Mischief owned by China Horse Club and WinStar Farm.

Baffert also was pleased with Freedom Fighter, who stretches out from the seven-furlong San Vicente to the one-turn mile of the Gotham which, like the San Felipe, offers 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner and 20, 10, five to the horses finishing second through fourth.

Baffert also worked Eclipse Award champion female sprinter Gamine “an easy half” in 50.20.

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