10/11/2010 2:35PM

Belmont: Ruthenia wins debut


  Ruthenia (5th, $42.40), a 2-year-old full sister to eight-time graded turf stakes winner and $1.3 million earner Rutherienne, won her debut as a well-kept secret for Virginia Kraft Payson and Chistophe Clement, starting off the pick-6 with a $33,382 carryover.

  Hungry Island was in some traffic midstretch and finished well when clear to edge Flying Vision for second.

  Rock Hard Sue broke open her stall door before the start, and was a late scratch.

  So far, favorites have been blanked on the Columbus Day program.