Rain may scupper Roaring Lion’s bid for Breeders’ Cup Classic glory

• Ground change may force colt’s withdrawal from big race
• Odds on Turf favourite Enable in good form under Dettori

A distinct air of apprehension attended the trackwork here on Wednesday morning as trainers and jockeys went about their business preparing horses for the Breeders’ Cup meeting this weekend and waited for what the locals refer to as “a major rain event” to begin. And once the rain arrived around noon, there was little to be done but wait for it to stop – which, according to some forecasts, may not be until Thursday evening.

Related: Breeders’ Cup: Enable leads European challenge as Kentucky ready for storm

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