LOUISVILLE, Ky. &ndash; Dryfly was so highly regarded that he was listed as a separate wagering interest in Pool 1of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager in mid-February, closing at 46-1. Unfortunately for his connections and fans, that would be the extent of his Derby possibilities, as Dryfly exited the Feb. 20 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park with a knee chip requiring surgery.\r\nNearly nine months later, Dryfly is back, &ldquo;ready to run again,&rdquo; according to trainer Lynn Whiting. The 3-year-old Jump Start gelding is one of eight entered in the Wednesday feature at Churchill Downs, a $54,000, six-furlong race carrying a third-level allowance condition or $80,000 claiming option.\r\n&ldquo;We gave him time, and he&rsquo;s come back and trained well,&rdquo; said Whiting, who trains Dryfly for Oaklawn owner Charles Cella. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s a high-quality horse, and I think he can go ahead and be competitive in stakes again, if everything stays in good stead.&rdquo;\r\nDryfly won 3 of 4 starts, including the Smarty Jones at Oaklawn in January, before incurring the knee injury when ninth of 10 as the 3-1 second choice in the Southwest, from which the top three finishers &ndash; Conveyance, Dublin, and Mission Impazible &ndash; all wound up in the Kentucky Derby.\r\nWhiting said he has scanned the past performances for Dryfly&rsquo;s comeback spot, the eighth of 10 Wednesday races, and &ldquo;there are a couple in there against us that can run,&rdquo; specifically mentioning Captain Cherokee and Snapshot as the horses to beat. &ldquo;But we are geared up to run.&rdquo;\r\nCalvin Borel will be aboard Dryfly from post 8.\r\nCaptain Cherokee, trained by Steve Asmussen, was a sharp second in a recent Belmont Park allowance, while Snapshot was the runner-up in the Grade 2 True North at Belmont in June.\r\nOne other allowance (race 9) also is carded for Wednesday. It&rsquo;s a $50,000, first-level turf route that drew an overflow field of 2-year-old fillies, with one of four also-eligibles, Lauren Byrd, likely to be favored if she can make it into the race. Lauren Byrd was second in the Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland in her last start.\r\nThere is a carryover of $6,535 into the $2 pick six (races 5-10), but no carryover into the $1 super high five (race 10) for Wednesday. First post is 12:40 p.m. Eastern.