10/12/2001 12:00AM

All Sejm's Madness needs is a little luck


MIAMI - Sejm's Madness, who has run well without winning several times this year, will be favored against nine rivals in Sunday's $35,000 Bill of Rights Handicap.

Sejm's Madness has held his own with some of the top grass horses in Florida and New York this year, at distances ranging from five furlongs to a mile. Yet his only victory in eight tries came via a stewards' disqualification in Gulfstream Park's Yankee Affair Stakes.

Since then, Sejm's Madness, a 5-year-old gelded son of Sejm, has finished second in the Harold Snowden, Linear, and Calder Turf Sprint handicaps. In each of those races he lost more ground rallying from back of the pack than he was beaten.

Sejm's Madness has not started since Aug. 8 when he finished third behind the heavily favored Strategic Mission in a mile allowance race at Saratoga.

He has finished off the board but once in this year and has never been worse than third in 10 starts at the five-furlong distance of the Bill of Rights.

Should Sejm's Madness' bad luck continue, Sam's Concorde might be in the right spot.

A speedy son of Concorde's Tune, Sam's Concorde has had the misfortune of hooking the freaky fast Kipperscope in his last two turf sprints, but he may prove the controlling speed in the Bill of Rights.

Sam's Concorde's only victory this year came when he got loose on the lead in a Hialeah allowance race.

Uncle Rocco, who was disqualified from a victory in the Yankee Affair, has had poor racing luck in each of his last two starts, including a second behind Kipperscope in the Go With the Times Handicap on Sept. 6. Trainer Joe Calascibetta has named the red-hot Eibar Coa to ride Uncle Rocco on Sunday.

Going for No. 5

T V Sports Director, who has risen to the top of the local 3-year-old turf division, will seek his fifth straight grass victory in next Saturday's $200,000 Calder Derby. The Grade 3 race closed with 28 nominations, including two from trainer Bill Mott (Baptize and Boastful) and one each from Christophe Clement (Bicentennial), Neil Drysdale (Monsieur Cat) and Mark Hennig (Strategic Partner).

T V Sports Director comes off a win in the Needles Stakes on Oct. 6.