08/11/2005 11:00PM

Main rivals have same address


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Provided Sunday's $100,000 West Point Handicap for New York-breds remains on Saratoga's inner turf course, there is a very good chance the winner will come out of Barn 9.

Which end of the barn is the question.

On one end is Sicilian Boy, a 4-year-old son of Senor Speedy who enters the West Point off three solid efforts for trainer Richard Schosberg. On the other end is Certifiably Crazy, a 5-year-old gelded son of Fit to Fight trained by Brad Wallace who is Grade 2-placed and beat open-company allowance runners last time on turf.

Twelve are entered to run if the race remains at 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Chowder's First and West Virginia will run if the race is moved to the main track.

has 2 wins and 2 seconds since being claimed by Wayne Cutler's SBW Birthstone Stables for $35,000 in March at Gulfstream Park.

In the May 15 Kingston Handicap, Sicilian Boy's first start for Schosberg, Sicilian Boy finished second behind Golden Commander, who set a Belmont inner turf course record by running nine furlongs in 1:45.35.

On June 15, Dave beat Sicilian Boy by a head, but Sicilian Boy took a few funny steps on the turn where there was a wet spot on the turf course. In his most recent start, Sicilian Boy won an entry-level allowance by 2 1/2 lengths. Jerry Bailey was aboard for his last race and will be on again Sunday from post 8. At 114 pounds, Sicilian Boy gets six pounds from highweight Certifiably Crazy.

"I think he's training better here than he was training at Belmont," Schosberg said. "A lot of that has to do with I have a chance to get him on the turf course a lot up here. He's doing really well, he looks tremendous, and he's traveling super. I think we're sitting in a pretty good spot."

finished behind Sicilian Boy in the Kingston Handicap, but that was his first start in five months. He has run well twice in open company, winning a third-level allowance on June 30.

Certifiably Crazy won an allowance here last summer over the Mellon Turf Course and twice finished second in statebred stakes. He fell a nose short to Dreadnaught in last November's Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap.

Dave runs back just three days after taking a second-level allowance for statebreds. Blues Highway beat New York-breds the last time he faced them. Provincetown beat Certifiably Crazy in last October's Ashley T. Cole.