11/21/2002 12:00AM

Tuff Waters won't be 10-1 again

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The photo-finish camera was needed to separate Tuff Waters from Papparizi and Name for Norm when they met in an $8,000 claiming race Nov. 2. They should attract the most betting when they square off again in Saturday in an $8,000 optional claiming race for older horses at 1 1/16 miles.

Tuff Waters paid $21.90 for his win over Papparizi, but given the trip he had he will likely be favored Saturday. Leaving from post 7, Tuff Waters raced three wide most of the way and still won. He's moving to the rail Saturday, and with his tactical speed he should be able to secure a better trip.

Quincey Welch takes over the mount from David Wilson, who is serving a one-day suspension. Harold Barroby trains Tuff Waters.

Name for Norm was favored over Tuff Waters and Papparizi last time, but he came up a half-length short, finishing third. He's had a race since then, finishing second to Go on Orange in a $6,000 optional race last weekend, and it's hard to say how the

8-year-old Name for Norm will respond coming back in six days.

Name for Norm does his best running late, and there's an excellent chance he will have a lively pace to close into.

Papparizi has become more versatile with age. He's always had speed but lately he's shown that he's capable of coming from slightly off the pace. With other front-runners drawn inside of him, he will need a patient ride by leading rider Pedro Alvarado to be a factor.

Racing Free, routing for the first time this year, could be the one they will chase.