Fireball looked ready to bounce back to form when running on strongly for fourth in the second of six trials on the Sha Tin grass yesterday morning. The Wong Tang-ping-trained gelding had been off the track before his last start over a mile, in the race won by Super Goal Star at Sha Tin. He almost certainly needed that outing and found the mile on the short side. Yesterday, he looked trimmer as he cantered to the start, and there was no mistaking the way he picked up to the line under talented seven-pound claimer Alex Yu. Fireball ran fourth to the Alex Wong Yu-on-trained All The Glory, who lost a race in the stewards' room last time but is surely good enough to win again before the end of the current campaign. In the same heat, Raymondo confirmed he was on the comeback trail with a good third, while Patrick Biancone's useful griffin from last season, Keen Talent, made up considerable ground to run fifth. The Oscars ran down the field in this second trial but don't worry too much about that. He was placed in a Listed race over 1,200 metres at Randwick and looks a quality individual. Derek Cruz's New Zealand import, Arrectis Auribus, also showed more than enough to be winning races here. Francis Lui's Fortune Ride clocked the morning's fastest time when taking the opening heat by 21/2 lengths from John Moore's habitual trackwork star, Win Theatre. Geoff Lane's Irish import, Pretty Baby, put in an improved trackwork effort to run third. He was a two-year-old winner in Ireland over 1,500 metres at Dundalk and looks a solid type. Another first-season import, Authorised, caught the eye in fifth and certainly looks to have a future, while Ronald Arculli's new horse, Sheer Madness, seems to move attractively. The Derek Cruz-trained pair Solid Contact and Flying Colours ran home first and second in the third heat, which was the slowest of the morning. Solid Contact appears to have good natural speed and also trialled well at the Valley at the beginning of last month. Wong Tang-ping's Roaring Star, who has already raced with considerable promise, had an easy time of it in running third to Solid Contact. Trademark went nicely for stable apprentice Richard So in the fourth heat. Andy Leung's Grandstand, who finished third, was Group Three-placed as a two-year-old in Australia, and is another to follow along with Li Lap-sai's Star of Wah Yan, who ran fourth. Leung sent out the first three in the fifth trial, notably the improving griffin Smart Dancer for second and the progressive Heart To Heart who ran third. Lane's Summer's Breeze left them all trailing in the final heat. He dashed clear under Patrick Payne and is clearly much better than the form he's shown so far.