EMPENOSO HENN takes on a strong field in Saturday’s Grade 1 Daily News 2000 at Greyville.
Empenoso Henn, an Argentinean-bred gelding by Hennessy, was off for nine months after rearing, falling over and damaging his whither.
He had won on debut over 1200m at Clairwood in late August and in his latest start at Greyville he won a MR79 Handicap over 1600m in good style beating the promising Charles Laird-trained Australian-bred West Coast Swing by a head.
Mike de Kock said, “I think he is a very nice horse and has a lot of potential. He has been a bit problematic, so I am throwing him into the deep end. I would have normally taken him through the divisions, but I need to know whether he is good enough to go to Dubai. This will be a good test for him. It is a competitive field and with his lack of experience it will be tough to win, but it is not inconceivable that he could finish third or fourth.”
Empenoso Henn has shortened from 14-1 into 12-1 with Betting World.