Owner Ahmed Zayat revealed at midday Wednesday that the health of Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Paynter had shown slight improvement. The son of Awesome Again has battled colitis for more than a week and recently developed laminitis and three of his four feet. "We still have Paynter in our lives (and) for that we are blessed," Zayat wrote on Twitter. "Paynter continues to go through a rollercoaster sickness with significant complications. Ironically today (he's) having a decent day, he is one tough horse!