Tubman has high Henno hopes

Look to the future: Kembla Grange trainer Mick Tubman.
Look to the future: Kembla Grange trainer Mick Tubman.

MICK Tubman expects patience to payoff after Red Henno won for the first time in nine months at Kembla Grange on Saturday.

The four-year-old was spelled for 31 weeks with ongoing leg tendon problems, before finishing fifth in a Benchmark 65 three weeks ago.

But Tubman still has high hopes and a city win in mind for Red Henno, after Bobby Elissa led all the wey to hold off the fast-finishing Robert and Luke Price-trained Elouera. 

“I thought he rode him a treat, it could be a good horse,” Tubman said.

“He’s injury prone, strained his tendon. 

“So we took him out and brought him back, I thought he’d win last start. He’ll win in town, I reckon.”

Tubman said he will consider his options for Red Henno, with a midweek race in town likely on the agenda.

Tubman’s other starter Dreams Alive could only manage a fifth-placing on Saturday, two lenghts behind Gwenda Markwell’s Midnight Ride.