Luckygray is back in Trevor Andrews' stable in a quest to claim a record-breaking third Carlton Draught Railway Stakes.
Luckygray equalled Tudor Mak's (1966-67) two Railway Stakes (1600m) when he beat Platinum Rocker in the $1 million Ascot Group 1 last November.
Andrews brought the $2.58m earner back from a spell for a hit-and-run strike on the Roma Cup (1200m), where he finished fourth to Magnifisio at Belmont Park on May 16, before turning the seven-year-old out for another break.
"He has been back in work for two weeks and he is in good nick," Andrews said.
"He has always been a light-framed horse, but he does seem to be a bit heavier this time."
Andrews has pencilled in the weight-for-age $150,000 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on October 25 as the grey's starting point.
The wfa Lee-Steere Stakes (1400m) on November 8, Railway Stakes on November 22 and wfa Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on December 6 are his prime goals. Luckygray won the Kingston Town in 2012 and ran second last year.
The 2012 Winterbottom Stakes winner Barakey had no opposition against three other runners, including stayer Lucciola, when coasting to a ¾-length win in 61.03sec. on the Belmont trial track yesterday.
Trainer Jim Taylor is treading water with Barakey, waiting for the wfa Goodwood Sprint (1300m) on August 23.
Magnifisio will miss Saturday's Belmont Newmarket (1200m) because she is likely to carry 60.5kg again.
Taylor scratched the close relation to Barakey from the Bolton Sprint after she was weighted on 60.5kg.
·Stewards and jockeys will inspect the Pinjarra grass track today to decide whether racing can resume on Thursday week.
Last Thursday's Pinjarra meeting was transferred to Northam.
·Saturday Scorcerer led throughout to give Morphettville trainer Stuart Gower and jockey Paul Denton the $200,000 Darwin Cup (2000m) yesterday, and former Adam Durrant-trained galloper Galaxon won the Port Hedland Cup (2200m).