Xpressbet writer Jeff Siegel offers his top plays for Friday.
Pimlico Race 12 (5:10 p.m. ET)
#6 Capocostello (8-1)
Former Panamanian champion had a couple of promising outings earlier this year at Gulfstream Park, first finishing a distant fourth behind the top-class Olympiad in January in his U.S. debut and then rallying strongly but too late when second to the multi-stakes winner Fearless in the Grade 3 Ghostzapper Stakes last month. Today, with an extra furlong to work with and with the switch to Flavien Prat, the four-time South American Group 1 winner should produce a significant forward move and has a legitimate chance to pull off a mild surprise in today's Grade 3 Pimlico Special Stakes.
Pimlico Race 13 (5:44 p.m, ET)
#10 Adare Manor (5-2)
Lost a toughie at odds-on when out-photo’d by Desert Dawn in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks last month but has trained in sensational fashion since then and appears ready to regain the form that had previously produced back-to-back wins by a combined 25 lengths and speed figures that are good enough to win this year's edition of the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. She projects to be on or near lead throughout and will offer plenty of wagering value at her morning line of 5-2, if you can get it.
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