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Paynter spikes temperature

Updated: July 31, 2012, 10:34 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Bloodhorse

Two days after winning the Haskell Invitational, Zayat Stables' Paynter remained at Monmouth Park with a slight fever that prevented him from shipping back to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's base in Southern California.

"There's no other issue regarding how he came out of the race, it isn't anything physically like bone-related; he just happened to spike a fever," owner Ahmed Zayat said July 31. "He's bright and alert and he's looking good but we wanted to be very cautious and not ship ...

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