11/25/2004 12:00AM

Dubleo's double edge

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The well-traveled Dubleo has won stakes in two states and Canada.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Compared to the highly regarded Vitruvian, Dubleo has the edge in both experience and accomplishment. Six months from now, the roles might be reversed. But potential must yield to the here-and-now when evaluating the Grade 3, $100,000 Generous Stakes, and that is why the well-traveled Dubleo rates an edge over Vitruvian and 11 other 2-year-olds on Saturday.

Hollywood Park is the sixth track at which Dubleo will have raced this year. He has won 5 of his 8 starts, including stakes in Virginia, New Jersey, and Canada. He's tiny, but mighty.

"He's just over 15 hands, and he can't weigh 1,000 pounds. He's probably a little over 950," said Michael McCarthy, the assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher, after Dubleo's training session Thursday morning at Hollywood Park.

figures to go for the early lead, but should have company from Littlebitofzip, who was a close third in the Pinjara Stakes at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting in his last start.

The Pinjara winner, Veiled Speed, is lightly raced with just three starts, but is improving rapidly and should be a top contender in the Generous. But he, and Pinjara runner-up Lucky Bid, both drew outside posts, which could prove detrimental with the short run to the first turn in this one-mile grass race.

was touted during the summer by trainer Bobby Frankel as one to watch. He finished third in his debut, then romped by more than 10 lengths against maidens at Belmont Park. Neither race got a big figure, though - either on the Beyer Speed Figures, or on the sheets that Frankel consults. Vitruvian also will be making his first start on turf. And even though he is a half-brother to Denon and is a grandson of Kingmambo, Vitruvian only turned in a moderate work on turf on Nov. 14, said Frankel.

"His work wasn't that aggressive. But Denon was the same," Frankel said. "I always thought he was a nice horse. I've been wanting to put him on the grass because of Denon."

There are several others with good chances.

Moth Ball was a listed stakes winner at York before being acquired by trainer Jim Cassidy. "He's genuine," Cassidy said.

Sunny Sky was a listed stakes winner in France in his last start. He has won two straight since adding blinkers. He comes from the same pipeline that brought to this country both Del Mar Derby winner Blackdoun and Del Mar Oaks winner Amorama.

Chattahoochee War and Petrus both come off promising wins against maidens.