09/06/2002 11:00PM

Woodbine: U.S. shippers dominate


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - American shippers swept three of the first four positions in the first division of the Grade 3 Natalama Stakes at Woodbine, as One and Twenty wore down local maiden Swift of Flight in deep stretch to win by 1 3/4 lengths.

Favored Sand Springs edged Little Miss Pamela for third in the one-mile grass race for 2-year-old fillies. The time was 1:35.03.

Todd Kabel, Woodbine's hottest rider, felt One and Twenty displayed lots of gumption in the stretch of the $179,200 race.

"She certainly showed some determination today," Kabel said. "[Swift of Flight] opened up going down the lane, but she came on strong."

New York-based Richard Violette Jr. trains One and Twenty ($10.50).

Saratoga shipper Fortuitous ($3.90) rallied wide from far back under Robert Landry to take the second division, worth $176,200, which was run in 1:36.54.

Sweet Storm Creek finished second after establishing clear lead at the eighth pole, while pacemaker Wawota faded to third.

Fortuitous, unbeaten in two starts, earned $102,420 for owner William Clifton Jr. and trainer James Bond.