Scone apprentice Reece Jones rises to the fore in town

Scone-based apprentice Reece Jones said he already had a few offers to move to Sydney before what he described as a "quite unbelievable" day at Randwick on June 13.

Now after riding four winners on the program - the first time he's achieved that feat anywhere - the "tough decision" could get even harder.

Just a month after his first Saturday city success, the 25-year-old starred with a second win on Godolphin colt Gravina, a Highway Handicap victory for Muswellbrook trainer Jan Bowen on Casino Kid and maiden triumphs for premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller (New Arrangement) and Randwick-based John O'Shea (Opacity).

Jones had ridden trebles at Muswellbrook and Narromine but he never imagined going one better on a Saturday metropolitan card.

"Definitely not, especially on the big stage like that," Jones said of riding four winners in a day.

"I was happy enough to come away with one.

"I had a $1.40 favourite for Godolphin and I was really hoping to get that one home.

"It was a bit of a relief to get that one home, so to get the other three was just ridiculous."

It has been a rapid rise for the three-kilogram claimer, who "fell into" riding and had his first race mount in August 2018.

A major knee injury from a fall in early 2019 sidelined him for a year but he since steadily built a career in the saddle under the guidance of Scone trainer Rod Northam on the country and provincial circuits.

Jones is the leading apprentice in NSW this season with 84.5 winners and, even before Saturday's domination, he had gained the interest of city trainers.

He said he had "no major plans" to relocate but admitted the opportunities were there.

"I've got a few offers to move down there," said Jones, who hails from the city and has family there.

"Whether or not I go through with that is probably a conversation between me and my boss Rodney, but there's no immediate plans. I'm just happy doing what I'm doing.

"It is a bit of a tough decision to make.

"Obviously you would like to end up in one of those city stables eventually, when the time is right.

"But also with Rod, he's putting me on everything he's got and he's been a superb boss to me. He's been great, so it's loyalty, and I'm happy where I am and I just bought a house here recently.

"I don't know. It's up in the air I think."

Regardless of where he ends up, Jones said "it's nice to be wanted" now in town, where trainers have been keen to use his claim, especially on rain-affected winter tracks with several leading jockeys at the Queensland carnival.

"It's been great, getting these rides for the powerhouse trainers down there," he said.

"Not just to ride for them, but for others to see you riding for them. It opens doors to opportunities."

As for his victories on Saturday, he said: "Definitely the $1.40 favourite [Gravina] was a bit of a relief. I'd hate to come back with some hate messages on social media.

"But they were all great. That was my second ride for Chris Waller but first win for him, so that was great. First winner for John O'Shea as well.

"And also to get a winner with Casino Kid in the Highway after he was beaten home a couple of times in distances that really didn't suit.

"For him to win they way he did - he really put a gap in them - so it showed what he can do with a nice run.

"He's always been a bit unlucky and could have easily won five or six races this prep if things had gone his way."