Returning to the track for light work on Wednesday was Paynter, whose connections are considering
a start in the Belmont Stakes.
On Saturday, Paynter easily won a Pimlico allowance as the 1-10
favorite. Paynter, like Kentucky Derby and Preakness runner-up Bodemeister, is
trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for owner Zayat Stables.
“[Paynter] looks good and has a good energy level,” Jim
Barnes, assistant to Baffert, reported from Belmont on Wednesday.
Paynter was fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, won by I’ll
Have Another, on April 7. He entered Saturday’s allowance race off a
second in the Grade 3 Derby Trial on April 28 at Churchill Downs.
Bodemeister will bypass the Belmont,
his connections have said.