Glatt Calls Audible With Collusion Illusion, Tries Dirt Sprinter Collusion Illusion On Turf In Green Flash

Mark Glatt-trained Collusion Illusion, voted the top sprinter of the 2020 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meeting in Del Mar, Calif., off a victory in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes, will make his 2021 racing debut in Sunday’s G3 Green Flash Handicap. It’s sprinting all right – five furlongs. But it’s also on turf, which will be a first for the 4-year-old son of Twirling Candy.

A minor hoof injury incurred on the eve of the race prevented Collusion Illusion from a title defense in the Bing Crosby on July 31.

“He got a little off schedule when he was supposed to run in the Bing Crosby, and we had talked about running him on turf at some point,” Glatt said. “Given his level of fitness and what races were available to us in the near future here, the Green Flash was the only one that made sense.

“It’s time to try him on the turf and see how he does. If it works out, this could open up a whole new avenue (of racing) for us to consider.”

The field for the Green Flash from the rail out with jockeys and morning line odds in parentheses: Kneedeepinsnow (Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1); Texas Wedge (Umberto Rispoli, 6-1); Lieutenant Dan (Giovanni Franco, 7-2); Collusion Illusion (Flavien Prat, 7-2); Chasin Munny (Jose Valdivia, Jr., 10-1); Little Juanito (Ricky Gonzalez, 6-1); Give Me the Lute (Kent Desormeaux, 6-1), and Gregorian Chant (Juan Hernandez, 5-2).

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