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Horse Racing: Hollywood Park, Nov. 18

Today at Hollywood Park

Post Time 12:30 p.m.

Race 1 – 6 furlongs, Purse $21,000, Claiming $12,500, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

8 Can’t Topper – She is better on synthetics than anything else; sits a trip and comes powering late on the wide out.

7 Fifth Commandment – Speedy sort is dropping down the claiming ladder; there is plenty of cheap early speed in this heat.

Long Shot – 3 Not to Notty

Race 2 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 3-year-olds and up

6 Candy’s Jewel – Strong run in last from a parking lot post; main question is handling turf for the first time.

2 Tiznow Or Then – Held well in last despite setting a quick early pace; he showed turf talent so that rates with these.

Long Shot – 4 Unusual Beam

Race 3 – 7 1/2 furlongs, $75,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap, Cal-breds, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

3 Sparkling Style – Speedball couldn’t get to the top in a fast paced Cal Cup last out; the pace today should be softer.

2 Willa B Awesome – Should relish a slower paced race in this elongated sprint; they went too fast to keep up in the Cal Cup.

Long Shot – 6 Going for a Spin

Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $18,000, Claiming $10,000, 3-year-olds and up

13 Coluda – Must draw in off the also eligible list; Mike Mitchell barn should be sitting on go this meet.

10 Low Gear Power – Likes Inglewood and synthetic surfaces; dead late closer will be grinding in the stretch.

Long Shot – 15 Streets of Heaven

Race 5 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $45,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds

4 Dr. Spin – Neil Drysdale charge was a different animal going long on synthetics; also first race with blinkers on.

1 Inflamed Spirit – Bob Baffert speedball will take these as fast and as far as he can; inside post will save all the ground.

Long Shot – 7 R S Watson

Race 6 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 15 feet), Purse $37,000, Claiming $40,000, 3-year-olds and up

7 Seattle Ruler – Last time he ran for this price tag he just got nipped at the wire; tactical speed to sit a nice trip.

4 Hurricane Lake – Been a slow year for Gary Sherluck; he claims this horse and hires main man Rafael Bejarano.

Long Shot – 6 Mr. Candy Bar

Race 7 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $27,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, 2-year-olds

3 Greeley Awesome – I doubt if he’ll be 8/1 off his last race; Mario Gutierrez back together again with Doug O’Neill.

4 Zippingaroundtown – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; let’s see the race tactics today.

Long Shot – 6 Monterey Tale

Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $32,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 Oscillator – 4-for-4 in the money lifetime; could see enough early speed to close into.

1 Miss Lady Ellen – Speed and the rail, dangerous in most places; Doug O’Neill won the $1-million Delta Jackpot with Goldencents.

Long Shot – 2 Zoe B

Race 9 – 6 1/2 furlongs, Purse $18,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

14 Bull Time – Talk about a parking lot post; Dean Pederson adding blinkers on, he seemed to run better with the hood.

5 Marv – Like the turn back in distance from a mile for this; suspect he’ll settle early but finish with good energy.

Long Shot – 10 Unusual Mystery

Best Bet – 6 Candy’s Jewel (race 2)

Hollywood Park Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 14/2/$13.20; Long Shots, 7/1/$32.20; Best Bet, 1/1/$5.80

Hollywood Park Totals – 113/29/$209.00; Long Shots, 58/7/$96.20; Best Bets, 7/3/$14.60

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY – #4 Shakeira (5/2) in race 7 at Aqueduct. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Saturday, Holiday Soiree ran second at Laurel Park paying $2.80 to place and $2.10 to show. Stats – 170/117/$1,023.50; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick

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