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Belmont Stakes 2012 Bloodlines: Paynter

Belmont Stakes 2012 logo.
Photo: Kevin Creative (Kevin House)
by Jarrod Horak
Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Paynter.
Paynter’s sire Awesome Again (by Deputy Minister) won 9 of 12 races from 1997-98. He captured such prestigious events as the Queen’s Plate, G2 Stephen Foster, G1 Whitney, and G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He earned more than $4.3 million in his career and has sired 11 grade one winners including Awesome Gem, Game On Dude, Ghostzapper, and Ginger Punch.
Awesome Again’s sire Deputy Minister (by Vice Regent) went 12-for-22 from 1981-83 and won multiple stakes races including the GP Sprint Championship, Donn Handicap, and Tom Fool. He sired more than 80 stakes winners including Dehere, Deputy Commander, Go For Wand, Open Mind, and Belmont Stakes hero Touch Gold.  
Awesome Again’s dam Primal Force (by Blushing Groom) went 4-for-8 in 1990-91. In addition to Awesome Again, the late Adena Spings mare also threw juvenile champion Macho Uno.   
Paynter’s dam Tizso (by Cee’s Tizzy) lost both career starts at Santa Anita in 1998. She is a full sister to 2-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow.   
Cee’s Tizzy (by Relaunch) won 3 of 6 starts in 1990 and finished 3rd in the G1 Super Derby. He brought back the Man O’War male line and was responsible for more than 39 stakes winners (Budroyale, Cost of Freedom, Gourmet Girl, Tiznow) with earnings topping $35 million.
Tizso’s dam Cee’s Song (by Seattle Song) captured 1 of 18 starts in Southern California. She tossed four stakes winners sired by Cee’s Tizzy including the aforementioned Tiznow. She died at age 25 in 2011.   
Paynter has stamina influences throughout his pedigree, especially in the ten furlong range. Bob Baffert’s promising colt is on the improve and might play catch me if you can under Mike Smith in the 2012 Belmont Stakes.    


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Paynter is very talented, but for this race he needs more experience. Although he is a possible upset like Dullahan, Union Rags, and Street Life.
Paynter is finally up to bat! He's gonna really show his class on Saturday, its obvious Bob has been prepping him for this race, he has been steadily improving since the Derby Trial, he is poised ready to pounce and avenge Bodemeister for his trainer and owner.
Peidgress are thoretical guesses AT BEST. The acutal perfomer blunts them as soon as that individaul shows its stuff
Id say 4-6
He dosent have enough XP
Paynter will win Belmont in front running fashion. Remember Da'Tara in 2008. IHA will give chase but will fade at the 1/8 pole and be bested by Dullahan and Street Life for a whopping triple.

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