Life Is Good Could Take On Knicks Go In Pegasus; Medina Spirit To Saudi Cup

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Life Is Good could be pointed to the Pegasus World Cup, WinStar President and CEO Elliott Walden told the Thoroughbred Daily News this week. It brings up the potential of two Breeders’ Cup winners facing off in the Jan. 29 contest at Gulfstream Park, as trainer Brad Cox has indicated that Classic winner Knicks Go may make the Pegasus his final career start before heading off to stud.

Life Is Good, the 3-year-old son of Into Mischief trained by Todd Pletcher, put in an extraordinarily dominant performance in the Dirt Mile. Walden believes the victory brings Life Is Good into the discussion for the 3-year-old Eclipse Award.

“I think he is the best 3-year-old in the country and I think he showed that,” Walden told the Thoroughbred Daily News. “It’s unfortunate that he couldn’t show that in the Derby and some of the other big races we’re always trying to win. But, at the same time, you take what the horse gives you. And you have to be grateful for that. He’s such an athlete that we’re just lucky to have him. I always felt like if you take care of the horse they will take care of you.”

Meanwhile, trainer Bob Baffert reports that Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Medina Spirit, also in the running for the 3-year-old Eclipse Award, is most likely to make his next start in the Feb. 26 Saudi Cup.

The third contender for the 3-year-old Eclipse Award, Travers winner Essential Quality, will stand the 2022 season at Darley.

Read more at the Thoroughbred Daily News.

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