Bred: Edward P. Evans (Va.)
Sire: Medaglia d'Oro
Dam: Grand Prayer, by Grand Slam
Valid made his second career start a winning one, stretching out to a mile and powering to a dominant 3 3/4-length victory. Valid's dam (mother) is stakes winner Grand Prayer and he is a half brother (different father, same mother) to Grade 1 winner Malibu Prayer.