WONG Tang-ping has a yard packed full of young talent for next season with his lightly-raced New Zealand import Mr Snip looking a potential stable star. Mr Snip caused a stir when obliging at the best part of 30-1 at Sha Tin's first Saturday night meeting on the grass going back a few weeks. He had earlier shaped with considerable promise on his debut behind Octagon Star at Happy Valley, before then disappointing at Sha Tin. Ping then gave him a break and, while a paddock inspection showed plenty of room for improvement, Mr Snip was not troubled to defeat Mustang. He will have plenty more to do should he take up an engagement in a Classes One and Two event over 1,400 metres at Sunday's final meeting of the season but he's certainly one to watch carefully, especially with a view to next season. He raced only the once in New Zealand for a very comfortable win and should be that much stronger and more acclimatised with a summer on his back. Yesterday he impressed in his work from the barriers at the top of the back straight which were much in demand during the morning work session. Ridden by stable apprentice Vickie C.W. Choi, he kept tabs with the Tony Cruz-ridden My Silvero as they came through their mid-section in a fluent 23.1 seconds. There was also good work for this race from Ivan Allan's Active King who was not extended under Basil Marcus to clock 24.3 seconds for his 400 metres down the back straight. He should find the move to 1,400 metres ideal and would be in his element if recent rain continues. Active King was kept company by stablemate and French import, Gomile, who has gone down firmly into the notebook as a winner for next season. He has hit the line really strongly in two recent trials, shaping like a very good stayer in the making - and there aren't too many of them in Hongkong. Peter Tse Yan-sid's Long March is staying bred and could find himself in opposition to Gomile next campaign. Keeping on encouragingly to be fourth to Lionheart last time out over 1,400 metres, yesterday Long March showed continued progress.