Deny Everything back in winning form
By Jonny Turner
Deny Everything completed an epic journey back to the winner’s circle when scoring at Wyndham on Saturday.
The Mark Jones trained seven-year-old powered back into winning form in his third start back from an 18 month break from racing when taking out the Forbury Park meeting’s feature pace.
Deny Everything was a breakout star early in his career, winning five races in a row before going amiss.
The journey back to the race has been far from straight forward according to his breeder and owner Damian Love.
“He has actually had three wind operations, one of which he got an infection so it wasn’t his fault that it failed.”
“He had some other wee niggles – things with feet and legs.”
“But he has always been worth carrying on with.”
Love races Deny Everything with the estate of his late father Neil.
The pacer worked hard in his last start at Ascot Park before spending the week with Love’s brother Mike, who trains at Westwood Beach in partnership with Graeme Anderson.
Samantha Ottley was able to land Deny Everything a sweet run in the trail on Saturday and she was thrilled to see the horse back in winning form after overcoming such adversity.
“It is a big thrill just to have him back at the races,” Ottley said.
“To get another win on the board with him is very satisfying.”
“He certainly gave me a good feel, so hopefully we are on track and he can carry on with it now.”
Ottley pushed forward from a wide draw and soon managed to slot into a perfect run in the trail.
“We got a bit of luck – but he made his own by coming off the gate.”
“We were a bit fortunate the trail runner had a wee break on the first bend and I managed to get onto the leader’s back.”
“That all helps in this day and age when they go the speed that they go.”
Deny Everything continued the hot form of the Jones stable in June, with the pacer’s victory the seventh win this month for the barn.
Jimmy Carter produced a track record breaking performance to win the feature trot at the Forbury Park meeting.
The Phil Williamson trained eight-year-old took more than a second off the previous mark when scoring in a 3.00.4 time for 2400m.
Jimmy Carter charged home from off the pace to down a gallant pacemaker in Mad Jack.