02/22/2006 12:00AM

Laurel track report


Horacio Karamanos, sidelined for six weeks following minor knee surgery, won with two of his first three mounts in his first day back last Sunday at Laurel Park.

Karamanos, 32, guided Favorite Song from last to first for a two-length victory in the second race and won with 2-1 favorite Broken Treaty in race 5.

Karamanos has won 883 races with earnings exceeding $18 million since relocating from his native Argentina in 2001.

* Flame of Love, a 10 1/2-length winner of the What a Summer Stakes last month at Laurel, returned to score her third consecutive victory in a high-priced optional claiming sprint for fillies and mares Monday.

A 6-year-old, Flame of Love ($4.40) prevailed by three lengths and earned a 90 Beyer Speed Figure. She is unbeaten since being claimed for $25,000 by trainer Scott Lake out of a race at Philadelphia Park on Nov. 12.