10/11/2010 3:58PM

Belmont: Aruna wins the Pebbles


  Aruna (8th, $4.70), a Flaxman Stable homebred who won one of 5 starts in France, improved to 2 for 2 in the U.S. for Graham Motion after circling widest to win the $100,000 Pebbles Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

  Aruna, who proved clearly best with a strong late run, was the third winner on the day for Ramon Dominguez, and the first favorite to prevail. Bet On the Blue outfinished Sea Road for second.

  With winners at $42.40, $13.80 and $18.60 in the first three legs of the pick-6, you'd have to think the chance for a double carryover remains strong even in the wake of Aruna.