Canberra Connection Strikes At Grafton

Simply Striking saluted at the Grafton carnival Wednesday for Sutton trainer Neil Osborne and Canberra comeback hoop Billy Owen.

Osborne is a regular participant at the carnival and presented Simply Striking (4.00) in top order for the BM 55 over 1100m.

Simply Striking came off a solid fourth at Grafton almost a week ago and Osborne brought him back a touch in trip and put the blinkers on.

“Good gate and good ride”, Osborne said after the win.

Owen said Simply Striking gave him a good feel going to the gates and he gave him the perfect ride.

Until recently Owen was riding exclusively and with great success at the picnics and the win showcased his talent on the wider stage.