If there is one trainer to follow in the opening exchanges it could well be racing legend Tony Cruz. Cruz, who is turning out to be every bit a genius out of the saddle as he was in it, had his team in fine fettle for Sunday's curtain-raising meeting. Yesterday's trackwork session only served to reinforce these first impressions and former triple champion trainer Ivan Allan is even tipping Cruz for this season's title. In particular, Cruz's progressive sprinter The King Of Cloyne could be well worth following when next seen out. This Irish import was very well supported when making a winning debut last season and then returned from a disappointing effort to blow them out of the water when making most of the running to score at Happy Valley. And there were genuine excuses for that one disappointing run. He could well have suffered from the dreaded 'second-up' syndrome and he was also found, following an official veterinary examination, to have finished distressed in that race won by Monza. Yesterday Cruz's stable jockey Eric Saint-Martin was on board The King Of Cloyne, bringing him through a bright final quarter in 23.3 seconds for an overall 800-metre time of 55.5. This work follows a most fluent and pleasing piece on Saturday and, such is the way that The King Of Cloyne is shaping, it is not inconceivable that he develops into an extremely useful Class One sprinter. Jade Dynasty is another from the Cruz string whom it may pay to follow. He joined the Cruz stable at the end of last season after a most promising griffin campaign with David Oughton where only his lack of acceleration and the limited distances of griffin races saw him fail to oblige. The summer break appears to have done Jade Dynasty a power of good and yesterday his 800-metre hitout under stable apprentice Patrick Tse in 50.1 was a further indication of how he is progressing. God Of Wealth is another seemingly continuing along the right lines. He hit his straps last season when moving to Francis Lui's yard, though he had just started to show some form prior to the move. He has been moving along nicely this time round and yesterday was noted clocking a useful 23.6 for his last 400 metres. In other work yesterday, the David Hayes-trained Strikers and Skase Race, from the Derek Cruz yard, completed solid hitouts on the grass. Both appear forward and should be ready to run well at the first time of asking. Lovey Dovey is decidedly one of Ivan Allan's lesser lights. All the same there appears to be more of a bounce and confidence about him this season. There were also three dirt trials with Derek Cruz's Grand Commander running on well to take the first of them. He has also been working well and should be very competitively handicapped for his first few runs. Fruitful Trip and Sound Gallop could be worth following out of the second trial and On Diamond Hill from the final heat. SHA TIN DIRT TRIALS First trial _ 1,050m: 1, GRAND COMMANDER (R. Fradd); 2, Merry Maple (B. Doyle); 3, Win It All (D. Lee). Others (in finishing order): Super Boy, Sunshine Dancer, Best Win, Flags Up, High Powered, Smart Dragon, Nazakat's Joy. Time: 1:03.7 (24.3). Distances: head, 5 lengths. Winner trained by Derek Cruz. Second trial _ 1,050m: 1, GOOD RELATION (A. Munro); 2, Fruitful Trip (W. Woods); 3, Sound Gallop (K. S. Yu). Others: Casey's Drum, Hunting Warrior, Viva Boy, Quick Silver, Mr Wonderful, On Fire, Grand Vefour. Time: 1:04.6 (24.8). Distances: neck, .5 length. Winner trained by Wylie Wong Wai-lit. Third trial _ 1,050m: 1, KINLING SUPERSTAR (K. H. Ting); 2, On Diamond Hill (K. M. Chin); 3, Cream Of The Crop (D. Lee). Others: Winning Stride, Golden Double, Heading To Win, Walking Tall, Will It Figure, Tom's Reign. Time: 1:04.6 (24.7). Distances: short head, 2.25 lengths. Winner trained by Peter Ho. Fourth trial _ 1,050m: 1, MONZA (E. Saint-Martin); 2, Danzighill (F. Coetzee); 3, Beas Glory (E. Legrix). Others: Polar Star, Hong Kong Stallion, Feel Legend, Shadeyiev, Royal Performance, Habanero. Time: 1:02.1 (23.6). Distances: .75 length, 4 lengths. Winner trained by Peter Ho.