A gloomy, rain-lashed Happy Valley was not made any brighter by dazzling performances in yesterday's five turf trials. It was a case of thumbing through well-exposed types to find a couple of younger horses that are moving in the right direction. Given that nothing shone, it is just as easy to start at the beginning and suggest that Zabette, who finished third to Mundahish in the first trial (over 1,650 metres), will learn from this and find a race or two. Trained by Gary Ng Ting-keung, Zabette was in the van throughout under Eddie W. M. Lai but was never going to get to Mundahish. Zabette is a big, strapping individual who may require a little more time but there is definitely something there. Mundahish was involved in the incident when Jimmy Quinn lost the race on King Of Toys but would seem to have a liking for the city track. He was pulling fairly hard midway through but did run on strongly in the straight for a clearcut success. A one-paced second was Prince Albert, subsequently reported to have bled. Trainer Ng, who is having something of a vintage season, supplied the winner of the second when Happy Champ, under Robbie Fradd, came through with a strong run along the rails in the longer sprint. He was ridden right out to win from Telecom Chief, who also went well, with the David Hill-trained Supreme Bases, trialling for the second time in a week, finishing a nostril away in third place. Supreme Bases' form is exposed but he is going to be very effective when Hill decides on the right race for him. Danzig Continental, trained by Wylie Wong and ridden by Dominique Boeuf, finished just outside the frame having led into the straight. He should learn from this. Griffins Conquest Star and Pymble Lad made up good ground on winner Word Of Honour to be second and fourth respectively in the third trial. Unraced Iskra from last season also got to the line well to finish third having been wide for much of the trip. The problem with this trial was, in effect, the winner. Wendyll Woods rode Word Of Honour with the whip early and opened up a five-length break on the field and held on to the diminishing advantage. But Word Of Honour is in Class Five and not likely to go any higher. Projectstar, a small-framed English import, won the fourth trial proving marginally better than Plenty Success. Projectstar made all under Felix Coetzee and showed he did not lack heart. There are worse recommendations for modest success in Hong Kong. There was a long gap back to third-placed Galapagos and Go The Distance went fairly in behind. The final trial showed us nothing not already known and thoughts of the free Jockey Club breakfast were uppermost in many minds as Just Perfect made all under Freddie Sanchez from Rising Glory and the fast-finishing Giant. Yesterday's Happy Valley turf trials First trial _ 1,650m: 1, MUNDAHISH (C. T. Cheng); 2, Prince Albert (W. Woods); 3, Kindred Spirits (F. Coetzee). Others: Zabette, Golden Double, Century Horse, Dancing Surpass, Kiwi Star, Rugby Supreme, Charlie's Angel. Time: 1:44.5 (24.3). Distances: 1 length, 2 lengths. Winner trained by Peter Ng Bik-kuen. Second trial _ 1,200m: 1, HAPPY CHAMP (R. Fradd); 2, Telecom Chief (D. Whyte); 3, Supreme Bases (F. Coetzee). Others: Leopard, Lik Rambo, Authorised, Danzig Continental, Dolbridge, Rain Wood Lane. Time: 1:16.2 (24.8). Distances: .75 length, short-head. Winner trained by Gary Ng Ting-keung. Third trial _ 1,200m: 1, WORD OF HONOUR (W. Woods); 2, Conquest Star (R. Fradd); 3, Iskra (D. Whyte). Others: Pymble Lad, Nanning Treasure, Topspin Too, New Pegasus II, Northern General. Time: 1:14.9 (25.9). Distances: 1 length, short-head. Winner trained by Lawrie Fownes. Fourth trial _ 1,000m: 1, PROJECTSTAR (F. Coetzee); 2, Plenty Success (D. Whyte); 3, Galapagos (W. M. Lai). Others: Kowloon Jazz, Go The Distance, V054. Time: 1:01.1 (24.4). Distances: short-head, 4 lengths. Winner trained by David Hill. Fifth trial _ 1,000m: 1, JUST PERFECT (F. Sanchez); 2, Rising Glory (E. St-Martin); 3, Giant (S. King). Others: Forever Victory, Star Dragon, Happy Prince. Time: 1:00.9 (24.3). Distances: 1 length, 1 length. Winner trained by David Oughton.