07/26/2012 12:36PM

Haskell Invitational: Paynter made 3-2 morning-line favorite in six-horse field

Tom Keyser
If Paynter wins the Haskell on Sunday, he will give Bob Baffert his sixth victory in the race.

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Paynter has been made the 3-2 favorite against five rivals  in the $1 million Haskell Invitational for 3-year-olds at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Paynter drew post 3 with Rafael Bejarano set to ride for trainer Bob Baffert, a five-time Haskell winner. This will be Paynter's first start since just missing by a neck in the Belmont Stakes.
Dullahan, third in the Kentucky Derby, and Wood Memorial winner Gemologist are the co-second choices at 3-1. Dullahan has post 2; Gemologist post 4.
Nonios is the 7-2 fourth choice from the rail.
Handsome Mike, 15-1 from post 5, and Stealcase, 8-1 from the outside, complete the field.


mrm More than 1 year ago
They can only get 6 horses for a $1,000,000 race?
unmarx1 More than 1 year ago
there is also a white chicken running that looks suspiciously like Hansen.
Lucifer More than 1 year ago
What happenned to Gemo in the darby?? Dullahan back on dirt--wrong move., even artifical stuff makes more sense. Paynter another looker, like Bode, Union, etc... Will watch only.
Brandon More than 1 year ago
Million $ race gets 6 horses? Sad
rob More than 1 year ago
lol i was just about to post that
unmarx1 More than 1 year ago
for those who thought Gemologist might be even money, here's your chance. Also, for the Bodemeister skeptics, I earlier asked A. Zayat if there is a chance that Bode and Paynter might both run in the Travers, and he didn't say no, he tweeted, "MAYBE",which I fully realize is not yes or probably, but possibly. he would probably like to see what Paynter does in the Haskell first. the two horses wouldn't care, so why should he? that would be a heckuva Travers !!
Brian Leckie More than 1 year ago
I CANNOT wait for Haskell Day! One of my favorite days of the year, period.