12/13/2004 12:00AM

Enough Is Enough captures Kingarvie Stakes

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Enough Is Enough (inside) out duels Dave the Knave in the stretch to win the Kingarvie Stakes by a neck at Woodbine on Sunday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Under a strong ride from Todd Kabel, Enough Is Enough survived a stretch-long battle with favored Dave the Knave to capture the $134,875 at Woodbine Sunday.

Kabel equaled Avelino Gomez's record of most stakes wins in a year by a jockey in Ontario in the Kingarvie. Gomez set the record (36) in 1966, when there were 73 stakes run in the province, compared to 116 which were run at Woodbine this year.

"It's an awesome feeling," Kabel said. "It's a great honor to be in (Gomez's) league."

Regarding the Kingarvie, Kabel said: "I had a lot of horse, but he was a little intimidated because (Dave the Knave) was laying all over him down the lane. I got a little aggressive with him inside the sixteenth pole, and he pulled away."

Enough Is Enough pressed the pace along the rail in the mile and a sixteenth event for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds. He drew even with Dave the Knave at the head of the stretch, and prevailed by a neck in a final time of 1:46.06 seconds, earning $80,925 for John Milloy, Sheldon Pettle and trainer Steve Attard.

* Daddy Cool ($4.80) won Woodbine's closing day feature, the $137,375 Valedictory Handicap, convincingly, under Jim McAleney.

Norfolk Knight and Sky Diamond dueled through suicidal fractions in the mile and three-quarter marathon, before giving way to Daddy Cool at the five-eighths pole.

Daddy Cool opened up a substantial lead on the far turn, before coasting home on top by nine and a half lengths over a closing Jambalar. The final time over a muddy track was 3:03.52 seconds.

Daddy Cool banked $82,425 while winning his fifth consecutive race for Stronach Stable and trainer Sean Smullen.

* Kabel was the meeting's leading jockey with 156 wins. Sid Attard took the trainer title with 73 victories.