09/14/2003 12:00AM

Kabel wins Canadian Cap aboard Inish Glora


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jockey Todd Kabel registered his second Grade 2 stakes win of the afternoon as he guided Inish Glora to a 1.75 length victory here in Sunday's sixth race, the $329,000 Canadian Handicap.

Inish Glora, trained here by Mac Benson, bobbled at the start but then relaxed nicely in third place behind pacesetters Ginger Gold and First Quarter before making her move heading into the stretch of the about 1 1/8 mile turf race for fillies and mares.

"We didn't want the speed getting away on us," said Kabel. "We wanted her to have a nice stalking trip, and be right there turning for home. I had all the horse I needed today."

Inish Glora led by a 1.5 lengths with a furlong remaining and held off the late rally of Volga, the 6-5 favorite who had shipped in from New York.

Diadella finished another 1.75 lengths back in third as the 4-1 second choice, a half-length ahead of fourth-place Lady of the Future. Hold to Ransom, Byzantine, First Quarter and Ginger Gold completed the order of finish. The final time on the firm going was 1:44.56.

Inish Glora returned $22.10 and keyed an exactor worth $66.80.

An Ontario-bred 5-year-old owned by Robert Costigan, Inish Glora had been based in British Columbia before relocating here last fall. She was recording her second stakes score of the season and earned $197,400 to boost her career earnings to $543,888.