10/24/2005 11:00PM

DRF Breeders' Cup Clocker Report: Tuesday, October 25


Tuesday, Oct. 25
Raining, track sloppy; 46¦

ELMONT, N.Y. - The combination of heavy rain, high winds, a muddy racetrack and the fact the majority of the Breeders' Cup horses currently stabled on the grounds worked the previous morning kept activity to a bare minimum at Belmont Park on Tuesday.

Only one Breeders' Cup runner, Juvenile contender Private Vow, worked over the wet main track officially listed as muddy doing so with the dogs set out nearly halfway onto the course. The morning's only other real story centered on the European contingent, several of whom visited the main and training tracks for the first time shortly after being released from quarantine.

Private Vow looked very good breezing three furlongs around the dogs in :35 and change, finishing up strong and galloping out willingly past the wire into a very brisk headwind.

Among the Europeans to jog or canter over the main track were Azamour, Favourable Terms and Jack Sullivan. Bago, Whipper, Leo, Set Alight and Shirocco all went to the training track with Bago bucking and playing while seemingly enjoying the blustery weather and the opportunity to really stretch his legs for the first time since arriving from France.

There were several Breeders' Cup works in Kentucky on Tuesday where the weather conditions were much more conducive to training. A pair of Filly and Mare Turf contenders breezed over Turfway Park's polytrack, Angara going five furlongs in 1:00.40 and Luas Line a half mile in :47.40. Gorella worked a half mile at Turfway in :47.60 for the Mile while She Says It Best went three-eighths in :36.40 over a muddy track at Churchill Downs.