Ivan Allan has a mountain to climb if he is to wrest the trainers' premiership from David Hayes. But the defending champion continues to eat into Hayes' lead and results today will have a big bearing on the final standings. Whatever the outcome, the competition is good for racing, and especially for punters, as both teams look the ones to follow in the closing weeks of the season. Neither trainer is renowned for working their charges seriously on a Friday, so it was interesting to see some good work from a few members of both stables. Hayes' Triumphant Feeling has been one of the better griffins seen out this season and the two-year-old looks well up to his Class Two classification after two impressive wins. With Mughal Palace and Golden Mascot for company, the youngster looked strong as he completed a 1,200-metre gallop in 1:21.0, coming home the last quarter in 23.4 seconds. There is every reason to expect Triumphant Feeling will be seen out again this season and he looks hard to beat in whatever he runs in. Mughal Palace also worked along stylishly and the promising three-year-old is ready to atone for an unlucky fifth to Marquee Universal at his last run. It was only a wide barrier draw that prevented him from fully testing the winner on that occasion and he is capable of climbing a lot higher in the ratings. Shinnecock Hills was not suited by the lack of pace last time but the effort has improved him. He looked a lot fitter as he strolled over 800 metres in 52.1 seconds and is on a mark where he can add to Hayes' numbers in the last few meetings. Allan matched handy sprinters Classic Jester and Perfection over a slick 800 metres in 46.9 seconds and both went well enough to suggest they will be competitive in next Wednesday's Cheung Sha Wan Handicap at Happy Valley. They handle the Valley circuit and with the sorry city track showing a massive bias towards leaders in recent programmes, they will come right into calculations. Universal Winner scored one of the easiest wins of the season when he blitzed a smart Class Four field on debut and Francis Lui put him away after the success. The promising gelding has been back in solid work over the past couple of weeks and racegoers may get to see him again before the curtain closes. With Wendyll Woods on top, the four-year-old moved fluently over 1,200 metres in a relaxed 1:21.4 and looks close to his top. Win It All continues to work the place down and he finished his gallop in style as he ambled to the line with stablemate Godspeed. Meanwhile, only one trial was held on the all-weather track with Peter Ho's classy Monza finishing the heat off in easy fashion to pick up leader Hong Kong Supreme in the last 100 metres. Monza has thrived under Ho's tutelage and could easily add to the rookie trainer's impressive numbers in the last two weeks. Hong Kong Supreme went well while Lawrie Fownes' promising Danehill youngster Word Of Honour trialled nicely in the blinkers for third. Others to work well were Super Goal Winner, Art Francais, Patrician and Bayview King. SHA TIN DIRT TRIAL 1,150m: 1, MONZA (E. Saint-Martin); 2, Hong Kong Supreme (E. Legrix); 3, Word Of Honour (W. Woods). Others (in finishing order): Warm Winter, High Powered, Sporting Glory, Streak of Dawn, Well Known Supreme. Time: 1:09.4 (24.6). Distances: 1 length, 5 lengths. Winner trained by Peter Ho.