The big guns were out and firing at Sha Tin yesterday morning in preparation for Saturday's feature event, the Sha Tin Futurity Trophy. The mile terms event is for three-year-olds and upwards who were imported this or last season, but didn't run in the race last season, has attracted perhaps its best field ever. Yesterday the likes of Queen Elizabeth II Cup third Housemaster, as well as the improving Chiu Shan Glory, the brilliant worker Kenwood Melody and the speedy Trillion Win were all asked for solid half-mile efforts as their trainers attempt to win this domestic Group Three contest. Other entrants include Helene Express and the progressive Electronic Unicorn who was far from disgraced in the QEII finishing marginally behind the Derby winner, Keen Winner. Looking at the race purely in terms of work, the most impressive galloper has been Kenwood Melody. Trainer David Hayes appears to have him flying. He came through his 800 metres in a smooth 54.2 seconds under Basil Marcus yesterday having worked like a bird on Saturday morning. Chiu Shan Glory is also going really well. He clocked 52.3 for his 800 metres yesterday morning under stable apprentice Henry K. C. Tsang and it would be no surprise to see him ridden a bit closer this weekend. Frankie Dettori told trainer Lawrie Fownes that if he'd ridden him that way last time out he might well have beaten Man Of Honour and Charming City in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup on QEII Cup day. The supporting card on Saturday has a quality feel about it, too, with even the Classes Three and Four 2,000-metre handicap having attracted a useful field. Kiwi Star is going to be hard to beat, given the way he and Don Sebastian pulled clear of their rivals in a seemingly competitive 2,000-metre Class Three handicap last time. But don't leave out Fownes' Sea Pearl. He had to work hard in front when caught close home by Oriental Treasure at Happy Valley last time and has worked, if anything, better than ever since. Fownes has him looking really strong and well and it is only this season, once he had strengthened up, that he started to fulfil the promise he'd shown right from when he was a griffin. Ivan Allan's Hole In One looks the interesting runner in the Class Four 1,800 metre handicap. He came through 800 metres yesterday in 48.7 which is pretty strong work for an Allan-trained runner and indicates the master mentor means business on Saturday. The return to Sha Tin and the 1,800-metre trip should suit Hole In One down to the ground. For Saturday's Class Six 1,400-metre event, Geoff Lane's Fame And Fortune, Ricky Yiu Poon-fie's The Vitality Star and Tony Millard's Victory Way have been impressing in their gallops. A word of caution regarding Victory Way, though, he had been working brilliantly by Class Six standards prior to disappointing at the Valley last time and may just be a much better worker than a racehorse.