Week 4 of the 2021 Saratoga meeting rolls along with another 10-race card Thursday topped by the 1 3/4-mile Birdstone Stakes. 

The $120,000 Birdstone, named for the 2004 Belmont and Travers winner and the ninth race at 5:39 p.m., attracted a field of seven led by runaway Brooklyn Stakes winner Lone Rock. The 6-year-old son of Majestic Warrior brings a three-race win streak into the marathon dirt test, including his 11 1/4-length tally in the Brooklyn June 5 at Belmont Park and the Isaac Murphy Marathon on Opening Night at Churchill Downs in late April. 

Elsewhere on the card there's a maiden turf sprint for 2-year-old fillies to start the day, a state-bred 2-year-old maiden turf sprint and a solid two-turn state-bred allowance on the main track. 

The handicappers from The Saratoga Special - revving up for a strong stretch of print editions Friday, Saturday and Sunday ahead of the 100th Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale - are back with selections. Tom Law continues to lead the way with XX winners, with a tight race for second between perennial defending champ John Shapazian, Charles Bedard and Rob Whitlock.  Here are the picks for Thursday, Aug. 5. Good luck. 

JOHN SHAPAZIAN (45/152, 29.6 percent):
1-Mystic Eyes, I’m So Sorry, Cost A Fortune.
2-Moon Over Ny, Danny Deep Cuts, Fastelle.
3-Chimney Rock, Mystery Messenger, Discretionary Marq.
4-Turn Of Events, Handy, Bar Fourteen.
5-Wartime Hero, Operative, Chase Tracker.
6-No Time Alone, Chief Engineer, Eridromos.
7-Life On Top, Landbiscuit, Mr. Kringle.
8-Our Man Mike, Bustin The Rules, Bingo John.
9-Lone Rock, Moretti, You’re To Blame.
10-Lookin To Fly, Escapewithfriends, Mondeuse.

TOM LAW (53/152, 34.9 percent):
1-Mystic Eyes, I’m So Sorry, Mostly Harmless.
2-Danny Deep Cuts, Captivating Cara, Moon Over Ny.
3-Chimney Rock, Mystery Messenger, War Stroll.
4-Turn Of Events, Bar Fourteen, Risk Manager.
5-Wartime Hero, Z’finale, Swinging Sticks.
6-No Time Alone, Red Rock Bay, Disengage.
7-Landbiscuit, Mystery Bank, Life On Top.
8-Bingo John, Our Man Mike, Quick Return.
9-Lone Rock, Moretti, Ry’s The Guy.
10-Escapewithfriends, Bella Principessa, Mondeuse.

CHARLES BEDARD (47/152, 30.9 percent):
1-Sea Pines, Mostly Harmless, Mystic Eyes.
2-Danny Deep Cuts, Captivating Cara, Boomkittybyebye.
3-Storm Advisory, Mystery Messenger, New York’s Finest.
4-Turn Of Events, Chulainn, Bar Fourteen.
5-Wartime Hero, Chase Tracker, Z’finale.
6-No Time Alone, Disengage, Chief Engineer.
7-Air Show, Life On Top, Mr. Kringle.
8-Bingo John, Irish Valor, Bustin The Rules.
9-Moretti, You’re To Blame, Lone Rock.
10-Lazzinnaro entry, Mondeuse, Escapewithfriends.

ROB WHITLOCK (46/152, 30.3 percent):
1-Mystic Eyes, Cost A Fortune, I’m So Sorry.
2-Danny Deep Cuts, Fastelle, Boomkittybyebye.
3-Chimney Rock, New York’s Finest, War Stroll.
4-Risk Manager, Chulainn, Made My Day.
5-Wartime Hero, Z’finale, Swinging Sticks.
6-No Time Alone, Chief Engineer, Red Rock Bay.
7-Mystery Bank, Life On Top, Landbisquit.
8-Quick Return, Bingo John, Bustin The Rules.
9-Rocketry, Moretti, You’re To Blame.
10-Escapewithfriends, Mondeuse, Lady Manhattan.

JESSICA PAQUETTE (32/152, 21.1 percent):
1-I’m So Sorry, Mystic Eyes, Raw Honey.
2-Moon Over Ny, Captivating Cara, Lass.
3-Discretionary Marq, Chimney Rock, War Stroll.
4-Chulainn, Montatham, Made By Day.
5-Assembly Point, Wartime Hero, Z’finale.
6-No Time Alone, Boriman, Red Rock Bay.
7-Calibogee, Mystery Bank, Landbiscuit.
8-Bingo John, Quick Return, Our Man Mike.
9-Rocketry, You’re To Blame, Moretti.
10-Mondeuse, Escapewithfriends, Lookin To Fly.