ARCADIA, Calif. — Heavily favored Life Is Good survived a mild threat late from stablemate Medina Spirit and went on to a three-quarters of a length victory in the $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.
The 3-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert earned 10 qualifying points for the May 1 race at Churchill Downs.
Baffert trained last year’s Sham winner Authentic, who later gave him a record-tying sixth Derby victory.
Baffert now has a record seven wins in the Grade 3 Sham.
Medina Spirit, also trained by Baffert, finished second. Parnelli was third as the 9-2 second choice.