09/02/2005 11:00PM

My Time Now looks ready to win


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Six fillies and mares square off in the $40,000 Shakopee, one of two stakes on Canterbury Park's closing-day card on Monday.

My Time Now ships to Canterbury for trainer Carl Nafzger for the mile and 70-yard Shakopee. The 4-year-old My Time Now finished third in last season's Arlington Breeders' Cup Oaks and followed that effort with a second-place finish in the Prairie Meadows Oaks. Laid off in December, My Time Now returned to the races in May and finished third after pressing the pace in the Queen's Handicap at Horsemen's Park in Omaha, Neb., in her most recent appearance.

Ells Editor won the Claiming Crown Glass Slipper at Canterbury. In her most recent start, Ells Editor finished second in the 6 1/2-furlong Dean Kutz Stakes here with a late run that suggests she can handle the added distance of the Shakopee.

Sippin' Devil appears to be the pacesetter.

Wally's Choice faces seven others in his quest for the horse of the meet title in the co-featured $40,000 Minneapolis Handicap at a mile and 70 yards.

Wally's Choice won the Blair's Cove Stakes and the Minnesota Classic Championship Stakes over statebred rivals. But he has proven form in open company, having captured the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby last season.

Big Will has won five races and more than $160,000. Trained by Michael Stidham, Big Will won his first start over the Canterbury main track and has since had two strong efforts against optional claiming foes at Arlington.

Silver Dollar will make his first attempt around two turns. A winner of three consecutive allowance races at Oaklawn and Prairie Meadows this spring, Silver Dollar finished third in his most recent, the Prairie Meadows Sprint.

Wayzata Bay captured the Prairie Mile Stakes at Prairie Meadows in June and finished second in the Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Downs last time out.