07/28/2008 12:00AM

A. J. Bakes wins Minnesota Oaks

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A. J. Bakes ($7.20) drew off under steady prompting from rider Scott Stevens to prevail by 9 1/2 lengths in the $60,000 Minnesota Oaks for statebreds at Canterbury Park. Also on the card, Cubfanbudman ($41.80) overcame traffic problems in the early stages of the $60,000 Minnesota Derby, shook out of the pack with a sustained powerful move entering the stretch, and went on to prevail by 1 1/4 lengths.