While noting his colt is still not out of the woods, Ahmed Zayat posted on his Twitter account Friday that his Grade I winner Paynter continues to show positive signs as he battles colitis and the onset of laminitis.
“Paynter continues to gradually improve . He is passing manure and eating,” Zayat posted. “He remain comfortable in his casts and walks freely around his stall. His fever is under control . His protein levels have stabilized.”
Paynter had support casts placed on his feet earlier this week after laminitis developed in three of his four limbs. The son of Awesome Again who won the Grade I Haskell Invitational last month, has been at Upstate Equine Medical Center in Schuylerville, New York since August 26 after developing colitis.