08/31/2007 11:00PM

Meet ends on stakes twin bill


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Canterbury Park closes out its meeting on Monday with the Minneapolis and Shakopee stakes.

The $45,000 Minneapolis Stakes attracted six older colts and geldings going a mile and 70 yards. Wayzata Bay may prove the slight favorite after finishing second in this event last year. Wayzata Bay finished fifth in the Grade 2 Cornhusker Handicap at Horsemen's Park and then rallied to narrowly prevail in the Prairie Meadows Handicap. Regular rider Carlos Montalvo makes the trip to Shakopee to pilot Wayzata Bay for trainer Judy Hicklin.

Prospective Kiss has thrived in his first season at Canterbury Park after being claimed at Oaklawn in March. A decisive winner of the John Bullit Stakes in his most recent appearance, Prospective Kiss has a return engagement with leading rider Derek Bell for trainer Mac Robertson.

Tepexan promises to be a pace factor in the Minneapolis following his front-running victory in the Omaha Handicap at Horsemen's Park in his most recent start.

Eight fillies and mares square off in the $45,000 Shakopee Handicap at a mile and 70 yards. Dimple Pinch, trained by Robinson, figures to be the favorite following a dominating win in the Dean Kutz Stakes last month. Bell has the return call.

Dynabin rallied smartly to finish second in last season's Shakopee. A late-running mare, she finished third in the Iowa Distaff Breeders' Cup at Prairie Meadows in her most recent appearance. Paul Nolan has the assignment on Dynabin for trainer Francisco Bravo.

Also in the field are Minnesota-breds Glitter Star and Ma Home Cat, the one-two finishers in the Minnesota Distaff Classic Championship last month. Seth Martinez rides Glitter Star for trainer Richie Scherer. Juan Rivera has the call on Ma Home Cat for trainer Gary Scherer.