PETER Ng Bik-kuen has found training winners a lot easier this season than in previous campaigns, needing only one more in the next 47 meetings to equal his previous best tally of 15. Yesterday his Golden Emperor took the last of the 10 barrier trials in good style from sprinter Silent Majority to confirm the Peter Ng stable remains in very good order. Golden Emperor was always cruising under Danny Lee as the apprentice-ridden Silent Majority set a fast but erratic pace from Lucky Century and Monkey Saint. Lee let Golden Emperor down in the final 200 metres, allowing him to come home by a neck from Silent Majority in 59.3 seconds, the second fastest overall time of the morning. Derek Cruz's Monkey Saint habitually works and trials well and was at it again yesterday morning, hitting the line very strongly under Alan Munro. Monkey Saint had every possible chance to win on the equitrack on his last outing but seemed to lack the resolution to give Jumble Pet a race - let alone go and win. He has since worked in tremendous style and the one thing that may just make him worth a second chance is that he was found to be suffering from the 'flu virus shortly after that second placing behind Jumble Pet. John Moore's Big Apple has been disappointing of late, both when racing on the equitrack and in his work. He was fitted with blinkers for yesterday's trial behind Golden Emperor and looked to go a bit better. First-season trainer Tony P. H. Chan has had to endure a frustrating spell of near misses of late during races proper, but he has assembled a talented team of new imports and private purchase and subscription griffins and could well finish the season in strong style. He sent out two trial winners yesterday. His Winsome Treasure hit the line very strongly when taking the first by a neck from Eddie K. C. Lo's Jogador, who also went smoothly. And Chan's Our Pet, his first-ever winner as a trainer, blitzed the field in the fourth heat, making all the running to score by 31/2 lengths from Swordford. There was also a pleasing trial from Patrick Biancone's Hongkong Spirit in the opening heat, although Lawrie Fownes' impressive last-start winner, Aashiq, come home in eye-catching style behind Our Pet. The third heat saw Schnitzer get his head in front on the line but he has never done it in his races and was hard ridden to do so yesterday morning. The quality performance in this heat came from Biancone's Derby prospect Charming Talker. Tarnside Turbo ran home really well to take the fifth in which Derek Cruz's stayer Concert Boss, an intended runner this weekend, also impressed. Wong Tang-ping's stayer Silver Freighter was driven out to win a modest sixth heat. John Moore's Lucky Knight took a similarly modest seventh trial with a useful last quarter of 23 seconds, but it was his stablemate, Golden Computer, who put in the most promising performance in this heat in finishing an easy fourth. The eighth went to Lo's Solar Century who showed a bit of dash while Biancone's Kiwi Flyer put in a much improved effort to take the penultimate heat, though this was much the worst trial of the morning.