Maize N Blue (Paynter filly)


Maize N Blue (Paynter filly) Outlook

UPDATE: Maize N Blue worked a bullet three furlongs in 36:60 (1/10) on May 20 at Churchill Downs in preparation for an early summer debut.

On the wash rack after training:

This daughter of Paynter presents the attractive package of a leggy, pretty filly who also has a license to blossom into something quite gorgeous and talented as she continues to mature.

She did nothing wrong in the OBS breeze preview, turning in a professional-looking breeze of a furlong in 10 1/5. West Point's bloodstock adviser, David Ingordo, knows Paynter very well—he bought the eventual Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Handicap winner as a yearling and considers him to be the best colt he has ever purchased. As a sire for WinStar Farm, Ingordo has noticed the Paynters tend to be a bit late developing, so in that regard, he likes this cross with a mare by Successful Appeal, a source of precocity.

"When I got to the physical, this filly is going to get better with time," Ingordo said. "She is not a baked cake, and so she was not an obvious horse to a lot of people and we were able to sneak in here and get a bit of a bargain."

Paynter's best runner, Go Knicks Go, was overlooked as a yearling when the Korean Racing Authority bought him for $87,000 and again throughout his two-year-old season when he lit up the toteboard with a dominant victory in the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland at 70-to-1 odds and then finished a brave second at 40-to-1 in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs, giving way late to Game Winner.

Churchill Downs' all-time winningest trainer Dale Romans knows a thing or two about developing good fillies, with grade one winners Birdatthewire, C.S. Silk, Molly Morgan, Sassy Image, Swift Temper, and Tapitsfly to his credit.

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2020.

Maize N Blue (Paynter filly) Data

  • Trainer: Dale Romans
  • Sire: Paynter
  • Dam: Devine Sucess
  • Broodmare Sire: Successful Appeal
  • Birth Date: February 17, 2017
  • Sex: filly
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup
  • Dosage Index: 3.0
  • Work Time: 10.1
  • Stride Length: 24.58
  • Heart Score: A+

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