09/03/2005 11:00PM

Mobil captures Halton Stakes

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Mobil captures the Halton Stakes for the third year in a row over Lenny the Lender Sunday at Woodbine.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Mobil captured the Halton Stakes in front-running style for the third year in a row over Lenny the Lender Sunday at Woodbine, while One for Rose took the Algoma Stakes for the third straight time on the same card.

The Halton and Algoma were two of six stakes on the 11-race card restricted to graduates of local yearling sales.

Patrick Husbands guided Mobil through slow fractions in the $125,000 Halton. They held Lenny the Lender at bay through the stretch, and won the nine-furlong turf event by a length, in a final time of 1:49.06 seconds.

Mobil ($2.50) was one of four favorites to garner a yearling sales stakes. Mike Keogh trains Mobil, who won his maiden in the Simcoe Stakes as a 2-year-old.

One for Rose ($2.60) nailed Kissed by a Prince on the wire to take the $125,400 Algoma by a head, running a mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.24. One for Rose, Canada's champion older female in each of the past two years, was ridden by Emile Ramsammy for trainer Sid Attard.

Barbeau Ruckus ($4.20) landed the $125,000 Elgin for the second time. With Todd Kabel riding for trainer Ross Armata, Barbeau Ruckus completed a mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.33, scoring by a length over previously unbeaten Ever So Free.

Jockey David Clark won two yearling sales stakes, the Simcoe aboard Edenwold, and the Kenora on Dave the Knave.

Edenwold ($2.40) was a workmanlike winner of the $126,200 Simcoe, a seven-furlong test for male 2-year-olds. He raced wide in a pace-pressing position, and prevailed by three-quarters of a length over Seeking Shelter. Josie Carroll trains Edenwold, who was clocked in 1:24.45.

Dave the Knave ($8) overcame an awkward break to take the $125,800 Kenora by a head over Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk, with favored Mister Coop finishing a close third. Dave the Knave, trained by Bob Tiller, covered six furlongs in 1:09.41.

Silent Course ($59.30) won her maiden in style over 16-1 shot London Snow in the $127,800 Muskoka, for 2-year-old fillies. Silent Course ran seven furlongs in 1:25.71 under Constant Montpellier, who got a leg up from trainer Dave Cotey.

All the winners earned $75,000, except for Barbeau Ruckus, who banked $78,750.