SATURDAY morning at the track means following the Lawrie Fownes team at work. It has proved a fruitful practice this season with Fownes and stable jockey Wendyll Woods poised to enjoy their best ever season in the territory. Yesterday's trackwork session only served to underline that possibility with their expensive acquisition Taurus looking a really useful griffin in the making as he flowed up the home straight. Fownes is the first to admit he may have paid over the odds for a Rory's Jester and Taurus nearly never saw a racecourse after badly injuring himself before coming to the territory. But there's nothing wrong with him now and plenty right with him. He's a super mover, a lovely type and yesterday's fluent piece follows on from an eye-catching trial at Happy Valley. Fownes, as is his wont, struck at the first time of asking with Ablaze. It is uncanny the number of first-up winners Fownes has with horses that leave other trainers to join him, and in Ablaze he had acquired a most progressive and versatile individual. Ablaze won on the dirt last time, but is equally effective on the grass, and yesterday looked in tremendous shape as he powered to the line on the main dirt track. Winningcombination had no luck last time when pocketed throughout in the race won by Lyphard's Lad. But such has been the quality of his trackwork since that he can surely win his way out of Class Four before the end of the season. Yesterday he put in another cracking piece and, if anything, is now going better than before. The attractive griffin, Inventor, landed some good bets when obliging on his debut for the Fownes' team and is yet another winning son of Westminster, whose progeny generally perform well up here. The form of Inventor's race is only modest and the time even more so. But he did score a dominant win under a patient ride from Patrick Payne and the way he handled International sale purchase, Auction Venture, yesterday morning suggests he is open to improvement. In other work yesterday, Fownes' Trademark went solidly, while the Alex Wong Yu-on-trained Majestic Conqueror flew alongside the useful griffin, Win-Etic, and can be marked down as an almost certain future staying winner.