11/05/2005 1:00AM

Joyful Chaos takes on La Reina


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - After enduring a tough beat in Saturday's Grade 2 Long Island Handicap with Spotlight, trainer Christophe Clement jumps right back into the stakes waters Tuesday when he sends out Joyful Chaos in the $65,000 Glowing Tribute on a special Election Day card at Aqueduct.

A solid field of 10 fillies and mares who have not won an open stakes race on turf were entered in the Glowing Tribute, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Two others were entered in the unlikely event the race is moved to the main track.

, a 4-year-old daughter of Rahy, has won 3 of her last 4 starts for Clement. Her only loss in that span came in the Robert G. Dick Memorial Handicap at Delaware Park, where she finished fourth behind Honey Ryder. Honey Ryder won last month's E.P. Taylor at Woodbine.

Clement believes the 1 3/8-mile distance may have compromised Joyful Chaos in the Delaware race. Tuesday, Joyful Chaos cuts back to 1 1/16 miles.

"She might be better off at a mile and an eighth," Clement said. "A mile and three-eighths might be at the end of her rope."

Joyful Chaos is coming off a half-length allowance win at Keeneland on Oct. 19, her first start in three months. Clement said he gave Joyful Chaos the summer off because "she did not do well at Saratoga," he said. "She did not train well, she did not look well. We were never able to point the reason. Maybe she doesn't like the heat."

Javier Castellano will ride Joyful Chaos from post 6.

figures to take heavy tote action coming out of a fourth-place finish behind Intercontinental in the Grade 2 WinStar Galaxy at Keeneland on Oct. 9. Intercontinental came back to win the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. La Reina has run three times in these overnight turf stakes, getting beaten by one length or less each time.

Shug McGaughey, the trainer of La Reina, also sends out Provincial, who is winless in two turf starts. The two are not coupled. Secret Forest, Lady Bi Bi, and the coupled Bobby Frankel entry of Sagitta Ra and Relaxed are other contenders in the Glowing Tribute.

With Aqueduct open Tuesday, the track will be dark Wednesday before resuming its normal schedule on Thursday.