Paynter Colt Gets the Vote

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Ike | Benoit

3rd-SA, $54,345, (C), Msw, 2-11, 3yo, 6 1/2f, 1:17.81, ft.
IKE (c, 3, Paynter–Dreamcaster {GB}, by Bernardini), the even-money choice, broke from the outside in the six-horse field and contested the pace four wide through an opening quarter in :22.45. He forged to a narrow lead after a half in :45.60 and opened a clear advantage at midstretch. More Honor (More Than Ready) was relentlessly cutting into his lead late only to come up a half-length short of the favorite at the wire. Dreamcaster, a daughter of MGSP Winendynme (Dynaformer), was purchased by Joe and Scott Ford’s Westrock Stables for $250,000 as a weanling at the 2009 Keeneland November sale. She made two starts in the Westrock colors, winning her debut at Del Mar in 2011 for Bob Baffert before finishing seventh in the GI Del Mar Debutante a month later. After aborting her 2017 foal, the mare was bred to Speightster. She also produced a colt by Gemologist in 2016. Ike worked a quarter in a bullet :21 2/5 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale last May before being withdrawn from the auction. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,400.

O/B-Westrock Stables LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

 

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