Scone trainer Stephen Jones hoping for a repeat 'winning' performance at Muswellbrook's Melbourne Cup Day meeting

Scone trainer Stephen Jones. Pic: KATRINA PARTRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Scone trainer Stephen Jones. Pic: KATRINA PARTRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY

STEPHEN Jones is optimistic Sunday's win with Moshway at Muswellbrook can be replicated at the same track this week.

The Scone-based trainer has two runners at Skellatar Park on Tuesday, November 5 - More Than A Samba (R2) and Magnarock (R7) - and hopes they run with the same authority as Moshway.

A six-year-old gelding, the son of Moshe raced away from his opposition to score an easy and impressive win in the $22,000 Hunter Belle Dairy Co Benchmark 58 Handicap (1280m).

It was his fourth race victory.

"He was a class above them," Jones told Sky Thoroughbred Central's Gary Harley after the success.

"He's a very nice horse. Travelled so well, (Grant) was always in control."

Buckley was impressed, too.

"He's a real strong horse," he said.

"Very impressive."

Also notable was the Jenny Graham-trained Let's Rebelle after the Port Macquarie-trained mare won the Sandy Hollow Cup (1500m).

The daughter of Victorian Derby winning Rebel Raider was an unlucky runner-up at her previous start at her home track but made amends on Sunday courtesy of a patient ride from in-form Aaron Bullock.

He had led on the five-year-old mare, who has now won six of her 14 starts, but stayed patient as first Robert Thompson (Life O'Brien) and then Serg Lisnyy (Calabasas) attacked him and took the lead approaching the turn.

Once into the straight Bullock unleashed the talented mare and she sprinted to a great win.

It also gave the Singleton hoop a winning double on the day and extended his lead in the HNWRA jockey's premiership.

He has 28 wins so far with Greg Ryan (14) his closest rival in the senior ranks and apprentice Yvette Lewis (18) next best.

Andrew Gibbons also finished the day with a double when he partnered Powertrain to an overpowering triumph in the PowerFM Class 1 Handicap (1000m).

The Paul Messara-trained gelding, a three-year-old son of Toronado, surged home down the middle of the track.

Stable foreman Leah Gavranich said Powertrain had "surprised" in a recent trial with his sharpness and flowed on from that perfectly.

"He's got a lot of potential," she said.