01/26/2012 3:57PM

Aqueduct: Heart Butte looks for a repeat in Evening Attire

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Heart Butte will attempt to win the Evening Attire for the second time Saturday at Aqueduct.

The Todd Pletcher-trained Heart Butte was sidelined for nearly a year after a front-end win through slow fractions in last year’s Evening Attire. He is back at Aqueduct to defend his title in Saturday's $75,000 Evening Attire, a race redrawn after it was snowed out last Saturday.

Heart Butte returned from his long layoff with a hard-fought nose win in the Auld Lang Syne at Parx on Dec. 31 – his fourth win on dirt without a loss in blinkers.

Although Heart Butte was not among the original entrants last Saturday, the postponement afforded him an extra week of rest, and he is back to defend his title in the Evening Attire, which is carded as race 3.

I Want Revenge (6-5) and Redding Colliery (2-1) didn’t race much last year, either, but nevertheless will attract strong support.

The defection of Eighttofasttocatch – a Maryland-based horse in sharp form who was not entered back – lightens the early pace load for I Want Revenge, the 2009 Wood winner, who hasn’t run in more than eight months.

Redding Colliery won the 2010 Hawthorne Gold Cup, but a year-long layoff soon followed. He showed little at Penn National when returned in late fall.

Thunder Ball and Jimanator, who ran in $25,000 claimers a few starts ago, round out the five-horse field.