Team Valor International announced March 20 that 3-year-old colt Mexikoma is no longer being aimed at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and is now pointed toward the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
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Team Valor International said its recent private purchase Mexikoma, who rallied well to finish a close-up sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 2, is headed to Florida to prepare for his 3-year-old season.
Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, trained by Doug O'Neill, has a strong foundation with five previous races, including a victory in the grade I FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita Park in his last start Sept. 29.
After a big season with their juveniles last year at the Breeders' Cup, leading consignor Wavertree Stables has even more contenders this year.
|Trainer||Richard C. Mettee|
|Owner||Team Valor International|
|Mexikoma View Five-Cross Pedigree||Birdstone||Grindstone|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||MNDRS||Wavertree Stables, agent||$55,000|
|Glinda the Good|
|Take Charge Brandi|