Week 2 of the 2021 Saratoga Race Course meeting rolls along Thursday with a 10-race card topped by the Grade 1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase.

The handicappers are back for more - the always are Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays when we don't have a print edition of The Saratoga Special - to dissect the card that features the opening jump stakes and a mix of races on the turf and dirt for 2-year-olds and older horses. 

Redicean, second in last year's Grade 1 New York Turf Writers; and Galway Kid and Gibralfaro, 1-2 in the Grade 3 David Semmes Memorial, figure to vie for favoritism in the 2 1/16-mile Smithwick.  

Here are the picks from The Saratoga Special's handicapping team. Good luck. 

JOHN SHAPAZIAN (16/50):
1-Gibralfaro, Redicean, Baltimore Bucko.
2-Pregame, Recidivist, Wicked Mad.
3-Rice entry, Potts entry, Gentle Annie.
4-Courageous Girl, Dancing Kiki, Tenderness.
5-Gal In A Rush, Expand The Map, Pizza Bianca.
6-Trinity Titoli, Derryanne, Quick Power Nap.
7-Traffic Lane, Quantitativebreezin, My Alluring Lady.
8-Singita Dreams, Lovely Lucky, Cat’s Pajamas.
9-Ice Princess, Bauer entry, Portilla.
10-Social Whirl, Stella Mars, Orma. 

TOM LAW (21/50):
1-Gibralfaro, Galway Kid, Redicean.
2-Pregame, Recidivist, Wicked Mad.
3-Violent Trick, Gentle Annie, Sirenic.
4-Courageous Girl, Tenderness, Dancing Kiki.
5-Gal In A Rush, Expand The Map, Hail To.
6-Derryanne, Rooski, Quick Power Nap.
7-Quantitativbreezin, Traffic Lane, Chloe Rose.
8-Singita Dreams, Cat’s Pajamas, Lovely Lucky.
9-Love And Love, Ice Princess, Stop Shoppin Tammy.
10-Orma, Stella Mars, Exact Change.  

CHARLES BEDARD (16/50):
1-Gibralfaro, French Light, Galway Kid.
2-Wicked Mad, Rudy Rod, Point Of Humor.
3-Potts entry, Rice entry, Gentle Annie.
4-Courageous Girl, Red Venus, Pendolino.
5-Miss Interpret, Bali Belle, Expand The Map.
6-Saratoga Kisses, Derrynane, Quaysadilla.
7-Quantitativbreezin, Red Pepper Grill, Chloe Rose.}
8-Singita Dreams, Here Comes Jackie, Mia Martina.
9-Ice Princess, Played Hard, Portilla.
10-Stella Mars, Social Whirl, Exact Change. 

ROB WHITLOCK (12/50):
1-Gibralfaro, Baltimore Bucko, Cite.
2-Wicked Mad, Recidivist, Pregame.
3-Potts entry, Rice entry, Gentle Annie.
4-Dancing Kiki, Red Venus, Tenderness.
5-Miss Interpret, Expand The Map, Hope Over Fear.
6-Derrynane, Saratoga Kisses, Enjoy Summer.
7-Quantitative Breezin, My Alluring Lady, Red Pepper Grill.
8-Emilia’s Moon, Lovely Lucky, Cat’s Pajamas.
9-Portilla, Played Hard, Ice Princess.
10-Stella Mars, Orma, Ob La Di.

JESSICA PAQUETTE (10/50):
1-Rediciean, Gibralfaro, Baltiore Bucko.
2-Wicked Mad, Rudy Rod, Recidivist.
3-Forever Changed, Mongolian Humor, Viradia.
4-Courageous Girl, Dancing Kiki, Tenderness.
5-Expand The Map, Pizza Bianca, Miss Interpret.
6-Derrynane, Rooski, Enjoy Summer.
7-Quantitativbreezin, Traffic Lane, My Alluring Lady.
8-Cat’s Pajamas, Here Comes Jackie, Mia Martina.
9-Ice Princess, Portilla, Stop Shopping Tammy.
10-Social Whirl, Dorothy’s The Boss, Stella Mars.