GEOFF Lane has a winner waiting to happen in the shape of Shining Winner. The American-bred private purchase griffin went nicely last season and confirmed that promise when forcing the highly progressive Joint Account all the way to the line over 1,400 metres two starts ago. He was then another good second, this time to Way Ahead when pushed up to a mile at Sha Tin. Way Ahead is another useful type in the making, so there is plenty to like about his form. There was also plenty to like about the attitude he displayed in yesterday's trackwork session at Sha Tin. He came through a solid 1,200 metres, but it was more his determination rather than the time he ran which stood out. He really stretched out and has the kind of tenacity which should see him prevail in the not-too-distant future. Pacifiers have recently been approved by the racing department and not before time given the success they have enjoyed in Australia. They are basically blinkers with a mesh-type grill over the eyes. From the stands it is hard to tell the difference between them and blinkers, but Lane did appear to have the pacifiers on his recent acquisition Magic Joy yesterday morning. It would certainly make sense as Magic Joy has been racing too keenly this season and pacifiers tend to make a horse relax and become more tractable. Lane's Jacko had no luck at Happy Valley last Wednesday night when forced to check on the inside of Fukien Boy. It cost him any chance, but he is worth keeping tabs on now that he is back to full fitness after pulling muscles in an accident passing the Valley winning post earlier in the season which saw visiting rider, Peter Hutchinson, damage his shoulder. Yesterday, Jacko came through a strong 1,200 metres and is reasonably treated in current handicaps. It was a busy morning's work for the Derek Cruz stable. His Lifo probably needed the run when just failing to hold Dragon Jet for the quinella spot behind Privilege over 1,800 metres. He had missed nearly a month's work and in the circumstances did well to be right in the firing line with 200 metres to run. Yesterday, he looked on very good terms with himself when working strongly with Executive Action who recently joined Cruz from the Brian Kan Ping-chee yard. Both horses went well and are worth watching out for over the next few meetings. Executive Action is particularly well treated at the top of Class Four, but he does have an aversion to the stalls and can boil over before the start. If he settles better for the Cruz camp, he will take plenty of beating. Cruz's Allegresse holds his form well in the mornings, pulling many lengths clear of Tactics in a strong hitout yesterday. Wonderful Way, who put in the best performance of any local horse during International week when an excellent third to Red Bishop in the Vase, continues to thrive for Ivan Allan. Yesterday, he went markedly better than Stellar Express in a fluent piece up the straight and round the top bend. Stephen Leung's All Smiles looked the one to follow from yesterday's solitary trial on the main all-weather surface.