A quarter of the meet in the books, Saratoga Race Course heads toward Whitney Weekend and rolls along with a 10-race card Thursday.

The handicappers are back to take their swings at the day’s races that include a competitive edition of the $85,000 John Morrissey Handicap for older New York-breds. A field of nine entered the 7-furlong Morrissey, including Amundson, Funny Guy, Bankit and Pat On The Back.

John Shapazian continues to lead the way – surprise, surprise – despite just a single winner Wednesday. He brings a record of 36-for-102 (35.3 percent) into Thursday’s card.

The battle for second stayed close after Wednesday and Day 10 of the meet. Tom Law sits second after two wins Wednesday and heads into Thursday with a record of 33-for-102 (32.4 percent). Charles Bedard also tabbed a pair of winners Wednesday and runs third with a record of 31-for-102 (30.4 percent). Rob Whitlock enjoyed the best day of the quartet with a four-bagger Wednesday - Classic Lady in the Dayatthespa Stakes, Pete's Play Call in the sixth, Danny California in the eighth and Breaking The Rules in the ninth - and remains fourth with a record of 26-for-102 (25.5 percent).

The handicappers picks will continue to appear here at thisishorseracing.com Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays through the end of the meet, plus special Labor Day picks Monday, Sept. 7.

Here are the selections for Thursday, July 29. Take care and good luck.

JOHN SHAPAZIAN (36-for-102, 35.3 percent):
1-Sugar Fix, Tonal Vision, Little Red Frog.
2-Unrelenting Force, Majestic View, Senrima.
3-Daria’s Angel, Vip Nation, Foxtail.
4-Our Lady Of Loreto, Charlotte Webley, Rousey.
5-Playwright, Rinaldi, Grading On A Curve.
6-More Mango, Checksandbalances, Malibu Anthem.
7-Mister Bobby, My Man Flintstone, Starship Bubba.
8-Myhartblongstodady, Out Of Trouble, Short Pour.
9-Amundson, Bankit, Funny Guy.
10-Every Minute, Boom Boom Kaboom, Tempesta.

TOM LAW (33-for-102, 32.4 percent):
1-New Day Dawning, Sugar Fix, Looking Dynamic.
2-Unrelenting Force, Royal Suspect, Majestic View.
3-Daria’s Angel, Foxtail, Team Win.
4-Rousey, Charlotte Webley, Our Lady Of Lareto.
5-Twisted Tom, Rinaldi, Opt.
6-More Mango, Kitten’s Romance, Checksandbalances.
7-My Man Flintstone, Mister Bobby, Fed Funds.
8-Myhartblongstodaddy, Out Of Trouble, Pecatonica.
9-Funny Guy, Bankit, Amundson.
10-Disciplanarian, Every Minute, Tempesta.

CHARLES BEDARD (31-for-102, 30.4 percent):
1-Tonal Vision, Sugar Fix, Lookin Dynamic.
2-Unrelenting Force, Royal Suspect, True Palace.
3-Foxtail, Vip Nation, Beach Dreaming.
4-Our Lady Of Loreto, Rousey, Charlotte Webley.
5-Rinaldi, Opt, Graded On A Curve.
6-More Mango, Malibu Anthem, Kitten’s Romance.
7-Mister Bobby, My Man Flintstone, Big Boy Mo.
8-Myhartblongstodady, Love And Love, Barrel Of Destiny.
9-Amundson, Bankit, Kazmania.
10-Money In The Bank, Every Minute, Tempesta. 

ROB WHITLOCK (26-for-102, 25.5 percent):
1-Sugar Fix, Tonal Vision, Punk Rock Princess.
2-Unrelenting Force, Senrima, Majestic View.
3-Rosebud’s Hope, Team Win, Foxtail.
4-Our Lady Of Loreto, Enough Love, Charlotte Webley.
5-Ghost Giant, Opt, Catch A Cab.
6-Checksandbalances, Kitten’s Romance, Bona Venture entry.
7-Mister Bobby, My Man Flintstone, Big Boy Mo.
8-Short Pour, Barrel Of Destiny, Pecatonica.
9-Funny Guy, Bankit, Pat On The Back.
10-Boom Boom Kaboom, Fluent In Sarcasm, Disciplinarian.