08/02/2004 12:00AM

Canterbury Park: Nilini takes Minnesota Oaks


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Nilini beat 11 other Minnesota-bred 3-year old fillies to capture the $60,000 Minnesota Oaks at Canterbury Park. Nilini ($16.20), trained by Hugh Robertson, prevailed by a length over the late-running

Mrs. Beerman. Bleu's Apparition was another five lengths back in third. Nilini completed the mile and 70-yard contest in 1:45.52.

In the Minnesota Derby, Wally's Choice ($10.60) won by 1 3/4 lengths over Lt. Simpson, completing the mile and 70 yards in 1:42.61. Carl held third, another 1 3/4 lengths back.