08/15/2004 11:00PM

Glick back doing what he does best


DEL MAR, Calif. - After failing in two Grade 1 races, one at a mile on turf in May and the other a main-track sprint in July, Glick returns to his specialty of turf sprints in Wednesday's $75,000 Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar.

Earlier this year, Glick won 3 of 4 starts in turf sprints at Santa Anita, a span that concluded with a victory in the Grade 3 San Simeon Handicap over the hillside course. Owned by Robert Bone and trained by Jeff Mullins, Glick lost his two starts following the San Simeon. In the Grade 1 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile at Hollywood Park on May 31, he led to the final turn before fading to finish seventh.

"We had to run there," Mullins said. "There was nowhere else to go."

In the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap over six furlongs on July 25, Glick stalked the pace early but faded to finish eighth.

"He ran like a turf horse on dirt," Mullins said. "As soon as he got dirt in his face, he backed off."

, who races best as a stalker, drew the rail in the Green Flash, which is run over five furlongs on turf. Glick carries top weight of 121 pounds, and will be ridden for the first time by Victor Espinoza.

There should be considerable pace for Glick to follow. has won half of his six starts this year in claiming races for $62,500 and $80,000 horses.

Mullins also starts Lest We Forget, who is unbeaten in three starts. Lest We Forget won consecutive turf sprints over 5 1/2 furlongs at Hollywood this summer. The Green Flash marks his stakes debut.

"He wants to lay close," Mullins said. "He's a good horse."

Geronimo and Court's in Session will be closing from off the pace.

Court's in Session won the Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap in June, but was seventh in the Bing Crosby.

Geronimo was third in the Jaipur Handicap at Belmont Park in May and won an allowance race over 5 1/2 furlongs on turf on June 24.

"We've trained him light and spaced his workouts to keep him sharp," said his trainer, Mike Machowsky.