COMEBACK sprinter Undeniably can extinguish a two-year drought by winning Wednesday’s Christmas Stakes at Caulfield.
The Mark Kavanagh trained six-year-old suffered a severe bought of travel sickness that has reduced him to just five runs in the past 20 months.
Undeniably, the $3.80 favourite with Sportsbet.com.au, showed a glimpse of the form that saw him run second behind Whitefriars in the 2011 Australia Stakes when he resumed with a storming second behind stablemate Catapulted in the Doveton Stakes at Caulfield on December 1.
“He’s tightened up, you would think he would – he’s had a long spell,” Kavanagh said.
“We haven’t done a lot with him since he ran at Caulfield, we’ve tried to nurse him back into it.
“He’s still got to get back to the Australia Stakes form, but it was a good indication the other day that he was on his way.”
Kavanagh said Undeniably, who last won at Moonee Valley on December 31, 2010, was not troubled by leg injuries, but a “whole travel sickness issue.
“He’s had to get it out of his system,” he said.