Monday, July 30 2012
PAYNTER ROLLS TO VICTORY IN $1 MILLION HASKELL INVITATIONAL
OCEANPORT, N.J. – Zayat Stables’ Paynter put on a brilliant show in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) on Sunday, drawing off for an easy score to give trainer Bob Baffert an unprecedented sixth victory and third straight in Monmouth Park’s signature event before a crowd of 35,253.
The bay colt by Awesome Again, who came close in the Belmont Stakes last out when he finished just a neck behind Union Rags, put himself squarely in the 3-year-old championship picture as he made his even-money starting price look like a bargain in the Haskell.
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