Centurion Trophy winner En Rapport is one of several bullets remaining for long-serving trainer Lawrie Fownes to fire in a determined bid to make this season his best since coming to Hong Kong. The very popular Fownes is now on the 37-winner mark and must get three more in nine race meetings to beat his previous best and the way the stable has been going it looks an odds-on certainty. 'I've achieved what we set as the target for the season and it is very pleasing. But it would be something a bit special if I could get 40 winners to make it the best I've had since coming here,' said Fownes. 'But it is not quite as simple as it looks,' he said, and Fownes' chances on today's card, for example, do look thin. But En Rapport, who gave the stable such a great win in the Centurion Trophy when upsetting many calculations, is definitely holding his form and stable jockey Wendyll Woods gave him a most encouraging workout yesterday morning. It was not a busy morning on the eve of Champions and Chater Cup day but En Rapport and a couple more did catch the eye and are worth following. En Rapport fairly zipped over the final quarter for Woods (23.0) for an overall time of 1:20.5 which was accomplished in a fluent fashion with En Rapport moving exceptionally well. Although there had been heavy overnight rain the Sha Tin dirt track seemed in good condition, but it was almost certainly not perfect so En Rapport's work was absolutely top-of-the-mark stuff. Chop-Chop also went fast yesterday but the most important aspect of this piece was the horse's clear willingness to do it well. Chop-Chop wanted his head and is a horse who has clearly come on from a good first-up effort after a break last time out when he found Aggressive Dragon just a bit too good on the day. As Aggressive Dragon is a good type there was certainly no disgrace in defeat but, more importantly, Chop-Chop was returning after quite a long break and definitely needed the run. This was underlined yesterday and Chop-Chop must be taken into serious consideration if he steps out over a mile shortly. Disappointing Touchwood reverts to the dirt surface he most clearly favours on Wednesday and would have to be considered anyway on his last effort on the surface when he simply skated up. He goes over 1,800 metres at Sha Tin on Wednesday and is clearly going to be in the right sort of shape to run the trip. Claimer Patrick P. H. Tse was aboard yesterday and Touchwood worked in sterling fashion, although it has to be said that he has frequently caught the eye in the mornings before and done little on race day. In preparation for today's card, champion trainer Ivan Allan gave both Citadeed and Pasha a quick hit-out yesterday. Although form suggests he has little real chance against the likes of Benji and stablemate Privilege, it is worth noting that Citadeed is working well - and has done plenty of it for his Champions and Chater Cup engagement. He looked really sharp for Piere Strydom yesterday morning and is worth considering for a tierce place - just in case. Pasha is a realistic chance in the final event after a good effort over 1,400 metres last time when he came home late and strongly to take third place behind Trobis. Pasha looks particularly well and should not be left out of quinella and tierce calculations in the final event where Intelligence looks the one to beat.