09/23/2010 3:55PM

Belmont: Saltamontes wins Friendly Beauty


  Saltamontes (8th, $7.40), a debut winner at 12-1 for Rudy Rodriguez at Saratoga, made it 2 for 2 with a front-running score in the $60,000 Friendly Beauty overnight stakes for 2-year-old New York-bred fillies.

  Saltamontes (Spanish for "grasshopper") ran six furlongs in 1:12.93 under Garrett Gomez, and gave R-Rod his meet-leading seventh win.

  Queen's Harbor, 25-1, edged out 4-5 favorite Yawkey Way for second.