02/27/2013 5:14PM

Santa Anita: Paynter doing well after breeze

Shigeki Kikkawa
Paynter breezed three furlongs in 36 seconds Tuesday.

Paynter, the winner of the Haskell Invitational last August who survived a bout with laminitis last summer and fall, emerged from his first workout of the year Tuesday in good condition, trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday. Paynter worked three furlongs in 36 seconds.

“He’s a pretty fit horse,” Baffert said. “He gets so much out of his galloping. I could have worked him three-quarters.”

Owned by Zayat Stables, Paynter was shipped to Baffert’s stable in late December and has been in training since the start of the year. A winner of 3 of 6 starts and $952,224, Paynter was second to Union Rags in the Belmont Stakes last June.

Baffert has not selected a race for Paynter’s comeback.