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Gr1 Winner Paynter Confirmed Out Of Travers
Last start US Gr1 winner Paynter (Awesome Again–Tizso, by Cee's Tizzy) has a fever and will miss the Gr1 Travers Stakes run at Saratoga on the weekend, reports thoroughbredtimes.com. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has recommended that Paynter miss the Travers in favour of the Gr2 Pennsylvania Derby on September 22 before going on to the Gr1 Breeders Cup Classic. Paynter has 3 wins & 2 placings from 6 starts and for US$952,224 earnings. Aside from his Gr1 Haskell Stakes victory, he finished runner-up in the Gr1 Belmont Stakes and 4th in the Santa Anita Derby.