09/16/2006 12:00AM

Woodbine: Barilko takes Swynford


Barilko ($2.90) maintained his position as the leader of Woodbine's 2-year-old division following a workmanlike score in the $126,200 Swynford Stakes.

Barilko set fractions of 22.96 and 46.03 under jockey Constant Montpellier while being pressed by Carysfort Light. He opened up a clear lead early in the stretch, and coasted home to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Bilbo. Acoustic Shadow finished third in the eight-horse field. Full Blast and Stillistillmovin were scratched.

"He came out of there running and took me to the lead," said Montpellier. "There was other speed in the race, and I wanted to avoid a speed duel. He's improved with every race."

Barilko ran seven furlongs on the Polytrack in 1:24.64, banking $75,000 for owner and trainer Dave Dwyer. Barilko has won all four of his starts, including three stakes, and has earned of $231,180.

* London Snow ($12.40) stalked the pace under Steven Bahen before drawing clear to a 1 1/4-length victory over favored Executive Flight in the $125,800 La Prevoyante Stakes for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies.

London Snow covered a mile on the grass in 1:35.93. Wishart, a maiden, finished a troubled third in the seven-horse field.

Trained by John Charalambous, London Snow earned $75,000 for Kirk Bradden Stables Inc.