Godolphin's Street Cry returns from a seven-month layoff to face six other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) on Wednesday's opening day card at Aqueduct.
Once considered Godolphin's top Triple Crown threat, Street Cry missed the spring classics due to an injury sustained in his right front ankle.
"The time off has done him a world of good," said Laurent Barbarin, assistant trainer to Saeed bin Suroor. "We've been very happy with him. Maybe he'll need a race to get back to his best form but we're definitely in it for the win."
In his most recent start, Street Cry (by Machiavellian) finished second -- a nose behind Express Tour -- in the United Arab Emirates Derby (UAE-III) in late March. Street Cry has won two of seven career starts with four second-place finishes. He has never finished worse than third.
Around the time Street Cry last raced, fellow Discovery entrant Free of Love finished sixth in Burning Roma's Tampa Bay Derby. Since then, the son of Meadow Flight has raced six more times, including a close-up second-place finish in the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga. His two wins this year have both come in allowance company.
The field for the 1 1/8-mile Discovery Handicap will consist of:
1--Evening Attire, Shaun Bridgmohan, 110
2--No Show Jim, Javier Castellano, 112
3--Docent, Edgar Prado, 113
4--Dayton Flyer, Eibar Coa, 115
5--Free of Love, Richard Migliore, 115
6--Pure Prize, John Velazquez, 112
7--Street Cry, David Flores, 118