Lund Weighs Options For Mr. Jagermeister

MR JAGERMEISTER - 02-26-18 - R07 - TUP - Finish
Mr. Jagermeister winning at Turf Paradise Feb. 26. Photo by Coady Photography

Minnesota-bred 3-year-old Mr. Jagermeister continues to train at Turf Paradise as trainer Valorie Lund determines the next race for the 2017 Northern Lights Futurity winner.

“There’s not a lot for us unless we want to go in derbys or (Kentucky) Derby preps, which we don’t,” she said.  The plan is to “keep him sprinting for now.”

Mr. Jagermeister turned in a snappy four furlong 47.40 work on Sunday. “He did it so easy,” Lund said. “He started slow. He probably galloped out in 59. He is really sharp.”

One option for the colt is the April 12 Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park, a six furlong race with a $150,000 purse. Running there also puts him closer to Canterbury Park where he will ultimately end up as the connections aim toward the late summer Minnesota Derby.

Lund, who will have more Minnesota breds in her stable than usual, is looking forward to her return to Shakopee. “We are really aiming for the meet,” she said.

Another state bred to keep an eye on is multiple stakes winner Hot Shot Kid who is working steadily at Oaklawn for trainer Mac Robertson. It is possible Hot Shot Kid and Mr. Jagermeister will clash in the 10,000 Lakes Stakes here on May 19.

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