Paynter, one race into a miraculous
comeback from a near-fatal illness after winning the Haskell
Invitational a year ago, worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 in company with
Liason (1:00.60) here Monday morning.
One day later, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said the 4-year-old
colt owned by the Zayat Stable was on target for the San Diego Handicap
on July 27 with, if all goes well, the TVG Pacific Classic on August 25, one possibility for a follow up.
Tuesday morning workers for Baffert included 2012 El Cajon stakes
winner Fed Biz (4f, :48.00), Take Control (4f, :51.80), Tiz the Truth
(:51.80) and Tres Belle (:48.40).