Nun the Les had more left than the rest Saturday at Canterbury Park.
Nun the Les, owned by Robert Lothenbach of Eden Prairie and trained by Chris Block, won the fourth running of the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby. The 3-year-old colt came from the back of the seven-horse field under jockey Florent Geroux, passing horses in the stretch of the 1-mile turf race, and won by one length over Gallery and jockey Carlos Marquez Jr.
The Mystic Lake Derby offers Canterbury Park's largest purse of the 70-day season.
Nun the Less, a winner four times in nine career starts, had won $249,092 in purses before Saturday.
His owner got much more than he had hoped for from Nun the Les.
"This way exceeded my expectations," Lothenbach said. "I really expected to finish fourth. The pace set up perfectly for us."
The final time of the Mystic Lake Derby was 1:34.83. Syntax, the wagering favorite, was third, and Barbados finished fourth.
Nun the Les returned $10.80, $5.60 and $3.40. Gallery paid $6 and $3.60, and Syntax paid $2.40.
Attendance for the day was 10,485.