Paynter’s 5-year-old daughter Breeze Rider got her second stakes win in as many months on Saturday night at Turfway Park when she strolled to a 5 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Wintergreen S.
Winner of the Jersey Lily Turf S. last month at Sam Houston Race Park, Breeze Rider now has four lifetime stakes wins and holds an excellent record of 13-3-2 in 27 career outings.
Breeze Rider, in post 2, broke well and got to the rail going into the first of two turns. Lady Lawyer had the lead, with Breeze Rider pressing her on the inside. Breeze Rider tugged her way to the front with five furlongs to go, and from there to the wire she was very relaxed, widening her margin on the field the rest of the way.
She stopped the timer for the mile on the synthetic track in 1:36.60.
Breeze Rider races for the Mike Piazza Racing Stable LLC and has earned $457,344. She was bred in Kentucky by Patrick and Brittney Durtschi.
Breeze Rider is one of Paynter’s six stakes horses in 2022, an excellent start following a stellar 2021 when his son Knicks Go won both Horse of the Year and Eclipse Champion Older Male honors.