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Baffert Encouraged By Paynter's Awesome Again Effort

Outside of not winning Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes with Paynter, who finished a game second to 4 ¼-length winner Mucho Macho Man, Bob Baffert couldn’t have been more encouraged with Paynter’s performance.

“He took the worst of it but never quit running,” Baffert said of the 4-year-old son of Awesome Again who almost died from laminitis and colitis in 2012. “He ran hard, and he’s still a little rusty, but I think he caught up yesterday. He never gave it up. He’s a tough horse. That’s the first time he’s ever taken a lot of dirt. He got a pretty good schooling yesterday. He ran well.

“When Mucho Macho Man runs his race, he’s a really good horse. He ran his race yesterday. I watched The Jockey Club Gold Cup (at Belmont Park) and Ron the Greek was very impressive, too.”

Meanwhile, in addition to Paynter, Baffert has Game On Dude sitting at the ready for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which, after yesterday, became what appears to be the most eagerly anticipated race of the year.

            

 

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