11/14/2002 12:00AM

Duddly Doo Run back with own kind in Paradise Valley

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PHOENIX, Ariz. - You wouldn't know it from his eighth-place finish in the Nov. 2 Walter Cluer Handicap, but Duddly Doo Run is quite capable on turf. The 3-year-old Duddly Doo Run gets a chance for redemption as he carries high weight of 123 pounds in Saturday's $30,000 Paradise Valley Handicap at Turf Paradise. The 7 1/2-furlong turf race has lured a field of 12 3-year-olds.

Duddly Doo Run faced older horses in the Cluer, including a number of the best turf horses on the circuit. Trained by Dan Morgan, Duddly Doo Run moves back in with his peers, and it was under such circumstances that he won on the grass at Hollywood back in July. Seth Martinez keeps the ride.

It's likely that Duddly Doo Run's main competition comes from Southern California. Lou's Expectation ships in for trainer Jeff Mullins, who the past few years has been the leading trainer here but now has the bulk of his stable in California. Lou's Expectation finished second in the Derby Trial at Fairplex and comes off two fifth-place efforts on turf, his only races on the surface. Glen Corbett rides at 122 pounds.

Another horse of interest is Playing It Cool. Trained by Tony Klenakis, Playing It Cool has tried the turf just twice, and won both times, including the Tempe Handicap here. He was off during the spring and summer, and returned and finished fifth in a main-track sprint, which should set him up well for this race.

Del Mar stakes winner to race here

Siberland, a promising 2-year-old owned by Dennis Weir and trained by Kevin Lewis, is stabled here after winning two races at Del Mar.

Siberland won his maiden on Aug. 18 and then won the restricted I'm Smokin Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths Sept. 9.

"He caught a cold after that stakes win, so we him gave time off," said Weir, nine-time leading owner at Turf Paradise. "He'll make his next start here."

The California-bred Siberland would have been a natural for the $125,000 Juvenile on California Cup Day at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, but wasn't ready for the race after being sick. Siberland will likely next race in the Dec. 7 trials to the 6 1/2-furlong Christmas Futurity, followed by the $75,000 Christmas Futurity finale Dec. 22. Siberland, a $6,000 purchase, has won 2 of 4 starts and earned $101,180.