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Collusion Illusion best in Del Mar’s Best Pal Stakes

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Dan J. Agnew, Rodney E. Orr, Jerry Schneider and John V. Xitco’s Collusion Illusion is two for two and a graded stakes winner after circling horses on the turn in Saturday’s $200,351 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar, getting to the lead in deep stretch and scoring by a length and a quarter. Fellow OBS graduate Fore Left (March ’19) checked in third.  The 2-year-old Florid-bred colt by Twirling Candy was purchased for $300,000 out of the Mayberry Farm consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Mark Glatt, he has earned $156,600 to date. watch his under tack video

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Gary Barber’s Eyeinthesky turned into the stretch four wide in Sunday’s $100,000 Galway Stakes at Saratoga, battled her rivals down the stretch and was best by a head at the wire. That’s two stakes wins for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Sky Mesa, trained by Mark Casse, now 14-4-2-2 with earnings of $242,536. She was sold for $22,000 by New Episode Training Center, Agent, at the 2017 OBS October Selected Sale of Yearlings.  Selected Sale conformation photo

Lothenbach Stables’ Elusive Mischief stalked the leaders in the early gong of Saturday’s $100,000 Meadow Stable Stakes at Colonial Downs, took command a furlong from home and eased away to a one length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Into Mischief, a two-time OBS graduate, purchased out of the Michael & Julia O’Quinn consignment at the 2016 Selected Sale of Yearlings and then resold for $350,000 by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, at the 2017 April Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 10-4-1-1 for trainer Ian Wilkes, he has earned $183,747. Selected Sale conformation photo   watch his under tack video

Julian De Mora, Jr. and JN Racing Stables’ First Deal sat wide just off the pace in the early going of Sunday’s $76,500 Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth, rallied down the middle of the track before taking command late and drew away to a 3-1/2 length victory. Fellow OBS graduate Admiral Lynch (March ’18) settled for third. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred colt by Turbo Compressor, trained by Jorge Navarro, leaving him with an 8-5-2-1 record and $128,905 in earnings. Consigned by 30-30 Ranch, Agent, to the 2018 OBS June Sale, he was sold for $17,000 after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5. watch his under tack video