Zayat Family: Paynter Continues Improvement

Zayat Stables reported Sept. 7 that its 3-year-old colt Paynter continues to improve after a rough couple of days and remains comfortable in casts he wears because of laminitis.

The Zayat family through Twitter said Paynter, who won the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, "continues to gradually improve. He is passing manure and eating, and walks freely around his stall. His fever is under control and his protein levels have stabilized."
Bloodwork on the Awesome Again colt came back normal Sept. 5. The previous day the colt was diagnosed with laminitis; he also had colitis, a low-grade fever, and diarrhea.
Paynter, bred in Kentucky by Diamond A Racing Corp., is out of the Cee's Tizzy mare Tizso. He has three wins and two seconds from six starts, with earnings of $952,224.
Prior to the Haskell, Paynter, trained by Bob Baffert, finished second by a neck to Union Rags   after showing the way in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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