09/01/2003 12:00AM

Woodbine: Mobil doesn't look back


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Mobil ($2.50) got an easy lead and never looked back, capturing the $131,875 Halton, one of six stakes on Monday's Woodbine card restricted to graduates of local yearling sales.

Mobil set slow fractions in the nine-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and up, and held off longshot Lenny the Lender in the stretch to win by 3 1/2 lengths. Over a firm course, the final time was 1:48.21.

"I was hoping there would be some pace to run at, but there wasn't," said Todd Kabel, who rode Mobil for trainer Mike Keogh. "When I asked him to run, he excelled through the lane."

* Kabel won his second stakes of the day, aboard Forever Grand in the $130,000 Kenora, a six-furlong test for older sprinters. Forever Grand ($10.10) rallied from far off torrid fractions and mowed down favored Mulligan the Great in deep stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths, in a time of 1:09.99.

It was the second stakes victory of the day for trainer Bob Tiller, who also took the Simcoe with Twisted Wit.

* Barbeau Ruckus ($8.50) stalked a two-horse speed duel, before edging away in the stretch for a 1 1/4-length win in the $130,375 Elgin, for older male runners.

Cool N Collective and 4-5 favorite Anglian Prince battled up front in the 1 1/16-mile race, and were joined on the far turn by Barbeau Ruckus, who went on to complete the distance in 1:45.20. Cool N Collective was a clear second, while morning line favorite Phantom Light was a late scratch.

"I had a perfect trip," said Dino Luciani, who rode Barbeau Ruckus for trainer Ross Armata. "I was sitting back and licking my chops, and he kept digging in through the stretch."

* One for Rose ($6.90) upset 1-2 choice Winning Chance in the $126,500 Algoma, leading all the way in the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares to score by 9 1/2 lengths under Emile Ramsammy. Sid Attard trains One for Rose, who was clocked in a rapid 1:43.90.

* Favored Twisted Wit ($4.40) remained unbeaten in three starts with a three-quarter-length tally in the $139,750 Simcoe, a seven-furlong dash for 2-year-old colts and geldings. David Clark rode Twisted Wit, who covered the distance in 1:25.49.

* My Vintage Port ($17.70) won her maiden in the $136,375 Muskoka, a seven-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies. With Jono Jones riding for trainer Ken Parsley, My Vintage Port ran seven furlongs in 1:25.48.

* Soon to be Single, who was coming off an emphatic allowance score at Woodbine, prevailed by 1 3/4 lengths in the $87,000 Miss Moneypenny for fillies and mares.

Francine Villeneuve was aboard Soon to be Single, who stalked the pace of favorite Clubay before taking charge in midstretch.

"It set up perfectly, and she dug in when she had to," said Villeneuve.

Soon to be Single, who completed the 1 1/16 miles of turf in 1:45.37, returned $6.40 as the second choice. Clubay held for second with My Gabrielle ending 3 3/4 lengths back in third.

The Miss Moneypenny was the first stakes win for Soon to be Single, a 5-year-old owned by Come By Chance Stable and trained by Lynn Simon.

- Bill Tallon