First Saturday City Winner For Billy Owen

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After an interruption to his apprenticeship, is now fully committed and his first Saturday metropolitan winner signals more to come.

Owen began riding professionally in 2010 but took a break to become the constant companion, work rider and sidekick for Single Gaze, trained in by his boss .

Single Gaze's retirement last year as a Group One winner and Cup runner-up, sparked Owen's return to the saddle.

was one of five rides for Owen at , with the -trained gelding backing up a week after a half-head defeat at in a similar benchmark 78 to Saturday's 1100m race.

Sent out at $4.60, Junglized out-muscled $2.60 favourite Sei Stella to win by three-quarters of a length.

Owen claimed his first city win at the night meeting on Witches on January 18 and two days later won the Cowra Cup and was thrilled with Saturday's milestone.

“I had five rides today and I thought he was the best of them,” Owen said.

“It's great to get my first Saturday winner in town.

“I'm hoping to come to Sydney in a couple of months to continue my apprenticeship in town.

“It runs out in February 2020 but I think I can get an extension.”

Owen has three rides on Monday at Farm.

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