Life is Good (Into Mischief) exited his 3/4-length victory over late-closing stablemate Medina Spirit (Protonico) in Saturday's GIII Sham S. in fine shape and could make his next start in the Mar. 6 GII San Felipe S., trainer Bob Baffert reported Sunday.
“They both came back well, so we're pretty happy about both of them,” Baffert said. “The San Felipe is a race we're considering, but I might keep them separated. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. It's a long way off, but they both ran really well.”
Despite Life is Good's fast-diminishing advantage nearing the wire Saturday, Baffert is not concerned about distance limitations for the 'TDN Rising Star.'
“I always tell Mike [Smith] to try and save something,” Baffert said. “Life Is Good wasn't as tired as I thought he could have been. He needs to learn to relax a little bit better, but he will. He'll mature, just like [2020 GI Kentucky Derby and Sham S. winner] Authentic. When he won the Sham last year, he was sort of puzzling, zig-zagging all the way down the stretch, but they're babies. Still, you can see their raw talent.”