On a lighter morning than usual at Sha Tin yesterday, the Lawrie Fownes-trained Bellagio was one who did enough to suggest his maiden status is likely to end shortly. Bellagio found William's Surpass, another who went well yesterday, just a shade too good in a 1,600-metre event at Sha Tin 10 days ago. Bellagio showed glimpses of form late last season and was backed on at least one occasion but he now appears to have found his feet and probably his mark in Hong Kong. And he could be ready to recoup those losses when he steps out in next Wednesday night's featured Wayfoong Centenary Bowl over Sha Tin's 1,800 metres. That he has benefitted from that last run cannot be doubted on the evidence since presented at the track and yesterday's was a pleasing piece of work under Wendyll Woods. Bellagio moved well and seemed utterly at ease with himself doing it, which suggests his next engagement could be a winning one. He was officially clocked in 1:22.4 which was strong in itself but the manner in which he worked suggests that Fownes has this one's measure. His three-parts of a length conqueror, William's Surpass, is also worth keeping under notice for his next outing. He went through his work at a solid clip and his winning effort seems to have brought him on. William's Surpass, despite his subsequent rise in the ratings, is still in contention the next time he steps out on the strength of his morning work. It will be no surprise to learn that Fairy King Prawn is also progressing along the right work lines. Regular rider Steven King gave him a solid workout and Fairy King Prawn duly answered up. The time was not flash but he strode out well to the line and is coming to hand. Cupid is an Irish import who has good overseas form and trainer David Hill seems to be bringing him along slowly. He did a piece of even time work yesterday and is certainly a nice stamp of a horse. The main interest in the day's only dirt trial centred on expensive Chilean galloper, Prince Albert. The South American champion was taken out of training relatively early last season and has now been brought back by Fownes with a winter campaign in mind. He went fairly in the 1,150-metre dirt trial - obviously far too short for him - and is slowly progressing. Hill supplied the first two over the line in Songs Of Innocence and the disappointing Osprey Reef. The latter has beaten only a handful of horses home throughout his local career but did well in this outing for claimer Vincent S. K. Sit who has been his regular pilot. 'He has done well in trials before, but simply gets too worked up on a raceday. Osprey Reef has some ability, that's the annoying thing,' said Hill. YESTERDAY'S SHA TIN DIRT TRIAL 1,150m: 1, SONGS OF INNOCENCE (C. H. Tse); 2, Osprey Reef (S. K. Sit); 3, Prince Albert (W. Woods). Others (in finishing order): The Rich Man, City Patrol, Peak Power, Extraordinary, The Most Dauntless, Floral Regent. Time: 1:10.9 (24.8). Distances: neck, head. Winner trained by David Hill.