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Aug 23, 2013

Paynter works toward Woodward

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Del Mar, CA (Sports Network) - Paynter, second in the San Diego Handicap, worked Tuesday morning at Del Mar ahead of his start in the Woodward on Aug. 31 at Saratoga.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Paynter had a seven-furlong workout in 1:26.40 over Del Mar's all-weather track. The colt galloped out a mile in 1:38.

"Paynter worked awesome ... Galloped very strong," owner Ahmed Zayat tweeted.

The 4-year-old was the 3-5 favorite in the San Diego where dropped a half- length decision to Kettle Corn. It was his first stakes start since winning the Haskell at Monmouth Park in July, 2012.

Paynter has won half of his eight career starts with three seconds for $1,029,424.

Another Baffert horse, Liaison, had a five-furlong workout for Sunday's Pacific Classic. The Arnold Zetcher 4-year-old went a flat minute on Del Mar's main track.

Liaison was fifth in the San Diego for his first start in nearly two months. On June 1, he was the defeated even-money favorite in the Californian at Hollywood Park, finishing second to Clubhouse Ride.



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