06/16/2005 11:00PM

Sinister G in top form?

Since winning the 2004 Lane's End, Sinister G has tumbled downhill.

Sinister G emerged from obscurity early last year to upset the Grade 2 Lane's End Stakes at Turfway Park. Instead of serving as a steppingstone for even greater success against some of 2004's top 3-year-olds, however, the Lane's End became merely the high-water mark in a career that steadily headed downhill.

Back in the barn of trainer John Toscano following a brief unsuccessful stint with Jeff Mullins in Southern California, Sinister G tries to take the next step in reviving his once-promising career in Sunday's $50,000 Wadsworth Memorial Handicap at Finger Lakes.

The 1 1/8-mile Wadsworth, which goes as race 8, is co-featured on the Father's Day program with the $50,000 Ontario County, a six-furlong stakes for New York-bred 3-year-olds.

regained some of his confidence by winning an optional claiming race at Philadelphia Park in April with a 95 Beyer Speed Figure. A month later, he finished third in the Frisk Me Now at Monmouth Park despite some traffic trouble.

The only competition Sinister G is likely to face for the early lead in the Wadsworth comes from a pair of stretch-out sprinters, , both of whom seem outclassed in this spot.

, competitive in a series of 1 1/4-mile starter allowance races at Aqueduct and Belmont, gets a seven-pound weight break from 124-pound highweight Sinister G and appears formidable as he goes for his third win in a row.

The Ontario County, which goes as race 7, could become a battle between Freddy the Cap, second in the Say Florida Sandy at Belmont two weeks ago, and Caribbean Cruiser, a two-time stakes winner last season who adds Lasix after fading late in his first start of the year on June 5.