Despite making the switch from state-bred company to open competition in today's featured third at Belmont Park, Kharafa (4-5) is getting his share of class relief in this spot.

His recent placing to the streaking King Kreesa is a dead giveaway. Not only is he meeting no such talented rival here but it's his last chance for the summer to race over a course where he boasts a (6) 2-3-0 slate, He's capable at the trip (3) 1-1-1, gets along very well with Rajiv Maragh and his tactical speed should enable him a clean beginning from the always treacherous inside slips of the inner turf.

Taking Kharafa to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with potential price shots Intermix, likely to improved in his second lifetime start in the U.S., and Racing Flow upgrade Overwhelming (12-1).


Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1348

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 413-254-207

Amount Wagered: $2,696 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $2,835.80

Profit to Date: $139.80