OZONE PARK, N.Y. &ndash; Trainers Rick Violette and Mike Hushion were each winning at 50 percent clip at the Aqueduct winter meet before racing went on a 10-day holiday hiatus. When racing returns Wednesday, the two hot barns square off in the $47,000, first-level allowance feature at six furlongs.\r\nThe race only drew a field of six and will go as race 2, which means it will not be part of the pick six that begins the day with a carryover of $36,839.\r\nViolette, who went 11 for 22 during the first 15 days of the inner-track meet, brings the once-promising Bulls and Bears back off a nine-month layoff, while Hushion sends out the improving Sunrise Smarty in the six-horse field.\r\nBulls and Bears, a 3-year-old son of Holy Bull, won his debut in summer 2009 over the subsequent Grade 1 winner Discreetly Mine when both were 2-year-olds. Bulls and Bears finished fifth &ndash; beaten only 1 1/4 lengths by Backtalk &ndash; in the Grade 2 Sanford at Saratoga before being sidelined by varying illnesses and infirmities. He returned in March at Gulfstream and finished third in a first-level allowance race before being sidelined again.\r\n&ldquo;Lingering little issues that if you pressed on could have been career threatening,&rdquo; Violette said. &ldquo;You fix one thing, something else would niggle him. Nothing that required surgery, you just had to wait these things out.&rdquo;\r\nBulls and Bears shows 10 works since Oct. 20, but Violette said he feels the horse is the type that would benefit from a race.\r\n&ldquo;He&rsquo;s trained well without breaking stopwatches,&rdquo; Violette said. &ldquo;He might need a race to light fire. We got a shot to have a nice horse, if he returns to the level where he was when he broke his maiden.&rdquo;\r\nJunior Alvarado will ride Bulls and Bears from post 5.\r\nSunrise Smarty, a 3-year-old son of Smarty Jones, won a maiden race by 3 1/2 lengths at Belmont on Oct. 20, earning a 90 Beyer Speed Figure in the process. In the Groovy Stakes at Aqueduct on Nov. 21, he ran into a buzzsaw named Rule by Night, finishing second, beaten 9 1/4 lengths.\r\n&ldquo;I think the race was fine,&rdquo; said Hushion, who is 3 for 6 at the meet. &ldquo;If you look at his Beyers, it might look like he went back, but I don&rsquo;t think he went back at all.&rdquo;\r\nRamon Dominguez rides Sunrise Smarty from post 6.\r\nBlack Pen, who won a starter allowance by 3 1/4 lengths on Dec. 18, wheels right back for trainer David Jacobson. Driven by Solar, a three-time inner track winner, and Six Flings complete the field.