Friday, July 04, 2014
Potential Value in Belmont Feature
Two features on Belmont's holiday weekend card and the one with the larger purse, the Forbidden Apple Stakes for older turf runners going a mile present an opportunity to beat the probable favorite, especially since some expected less than firm conditions does not play to the classy Za Approval's strengths.
We saw a win machine at Belmont yesterday and, to a lesser extent, we have one today in Kharafa, at least on Belmont turf where the gelded 5YO has won half of his 10 starts with three more exacta finishes. He's just so genuine with his stalk and pounce style, he's nicely drawn toward the outside, Castellano takes the re-ride and Tim Hills has won half his four starts shipping over from his Monmouth base.
Taking Kharafa to win 5-2 or greater and boxing him in the exacta with the late developing, improved-for-Mott Bio Pro.
,Number of Selections since 2007: 1560
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 476-299-241
Amount Wagered: $3,120 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,218.00
Profit to Date: $98.00