Second-season griffin Fireball looks banker material in the first leg of tomorrow's Triple Trio at Sha Tin's opening fixture of the season. Fireball always worked with distinct promise last season but never quite had the strength or the experience to live up it come raceday. He was also looking for farther than he tackled on each of his five starts for local trainer, Wong Tang-ping. Last season he never went beyond 1,400 metres whereas tomorrow Ping pushes up the son of leading American stallion Be My Chief to a mile. The rise in distance should be a considerable benefit to Fireball who has plenty of stamina on the bottom line of his pedigree as he is out of the Grundy mare, Prudence. In time, he should get farther than a mile and could really come into his own over 2,000 metres or beyond. But a mile should be far enough given that he is racing fresh. The booking of the top South African rider Douglas Whyte is another pointer in Fireball's favour and represents a tip in itself. And Fireball could not have given more in his work leading into this race. He finished off his final gallop on Thursday morning with great gusto when he was ridden by Whyte. Before that he had also trialled encouragingly under Whyte, sticking to his task on the dirt and making up ground against the general pattern of these dirt trials on the new Track Master surface. The second leg of the Triple Trio, the feature Kwangtung Handicap Cup has a typically nightmarish feel to it with a whole host of chances. It could well provide a dream start to the training career of former riding legend, Tony Cruz. The six-time champion jockey has Super Team settled and working attractively and Super Team should be suited by a likely fast pace. And Super Team's jockey Eric Legrix has no peers when it comes to getting them to settle and run home off such a fast pace. Lik Rambo could go close from the bottom of the weights though he is one of a number who are likely to make it tough up on the speed. Lik Rambo had useful form in England as a three-year-old and was not overraced last season by Alex Wong Siu-tan who gave him plenty of time to acclimatise. The son of Storm Bird raced just twice in his debut year and the way he has been working this time in he is sure to improve on his respectable fourth to Michael's Choice over this afternoon's course and distance on the second of those outings. Able Monarch holds him on a strict interpretation of that form and has, himself, been working well for this and should be suited by the likely pace. But Lik Rambo may have enough improvement in him to reverse the form. Right Way is working as well as ever and he should lead but could find it tough in front with Way Ahead, Equine Supremo and even stablemate Victory And Gold likely to ensure it's hectic at the head of affairs. Chop-Chop could be better than all of them in time but may lack the experience just yet despite the obvious progress he has made. John Moore has Millennium Reigns, who goes very well fresh, primed to go close. Whyte could complete a double courtesy of Dolphin who has worked and trialled brilliantly in readiness for the sixth event, the final leg of the Triple Trio. Charming Guest may be hardest to beat. Meanwhile, honours went to Ping's Full Speed Ahead in the second of four fairly mundane trials on the Sha Tin dirt yesterday. The experienced handicapper came from last and circled his field under apprentice Win Chung to win going away by 21/2 lengths from stablemate Northern Fire Ball. Full Speed Ahead clocked by far the fastest overall time of the morning as well as the joint fastest final quarter. Patrick Biancone's Kukri Trophy winner, Supernova, will improve for his fourth behind Full Speed Ahead as he hadn't done too much work coming into this trial. First trial (1,150 metres): 1, SUPER FELLOW (C. W. Choi); 2, Gallant Middy (W. L. Ho); 3, Perfect Sport (W. M. Lai). Others (in finishing order): Helene Treasure, Long Run, Colourful World, Grand Emperor, Super Gain, Everbright. Time: 1.11.5 (23.9). Distances: neck, 4 lengths. Winner trained by Stephen Leung Sik-lun. Second trial (1,150 metres): 1, FULL SPEED AHEAD (L. F. Chung); 2, Northern Fire Ball (D. Whyte); 3, Leprechaun (P. Strydom). Others: Supernova, Crown Commander, V-Ming, Everwell Times, Winner's Special, Rambo. Time: 1.10.6 (23.9). Distances: 21/2 lengths, 11/2 lengths. Winner trained by Wong Tang-ping. Third trial (1,150 metres): 1, ASSEGAI (E. Legrix); 2, Chiu Chow Boy (W. Woods); 3, Kingsline (H. K. Yim). Others: Red Wine, Lucky Express, The Academy, Family Of Wah Yuen, Terrific Hit, Winning Man. Time: 1.11.8 (25.7). Distances: 2 lengths, 41/2 lengths. Winner trained by David Oughton. Fourth trial (1,150 metres): 1, HOI FUNG STAR (C. M. Au); 2, Well Done (E. Legrix); 3, Castlepeaktreasure (W. M. Lai). Others: Fortune Ring, Flying Cheetah, Ace Of Hearts, Viva St Paul's, Excel Treasure, Electric Power, Rare View. Time: 1.11.9 (25.4). Distances: 21/2 lengths, neck. Winner trained by Derek Cruz.