Veteran trainer Lawrie Fownes dominated proceedings at Sha Tin's five barrier trials yesterday, with several talented sorts from his yard on display. The first heat of the morning was actually won by Peter Ho's Classa Win, who does appear to be making steady progress, but it was Fownes' International Sale griffin Star Warrior who really impressed behind the leading bunch. This son of Gulch went through the motions like a seasoned campaigner, and he is well worth following. Tikki, another International Sale griffin, this time from John Moore's yard, was another to catch the eye. The two-year old son of Geiger Counter looks a natural galloper, and based on his trial can be followed when he faces the starter for the first time. Of the rest, Frances Lui's Win Okay was given an easy time, and has clearly progressed from his trial earlier in the month. In the second heat, the honours went to Moore's undefeated Lucky Lad, who responded well under John Egan when asked to extend in the final quarter. While he looks to have improved, the one to note from the trial was Fownes' un-named A319. Considering this was his first trial, this son of Telesto indicated that he already has the makings of an above average sort, with scope for a good deal of improvement. There were several International Sale griffins who showed promise, starting with the Tony Cruz trained Rising Index. The three year old son of Marju went to the line nicely under Felix Coetzee to eventually wind up in third position. Wylie Wong's robust Cosmo Star, who is a son of Gold Brose, was given a very quiet trial under Shane Dye. He has improved markedly from his last barrier trial where he took time to find his feet. Another field of griffins lined up for the third heat of the morning, which basically ended in a dead heat between Tony Millard's Sirroco and Geoff Lane's Shining Gem. The Argentine-bred Sirocco confirmed the promise he showed in his only other barrier trial back in February, and he does appear to possess bags of natural speed. Shining Gem did move stylishly also, and he looks like he will appreciate a longer journey. Fownes' griffin Bold Vision eventually wound up in third place, and he has advanced noticeably since his only start. The remaining two barrier trials were held on the all-weather surface, and Fownes won them both. In the fourth heat, Born Dragon travelled well throughout before gaining the upper hand close home from the hard-ridden Charlie's Angel. Fownes' Winwin Combintion moved well in third, but with regard to the ratings the more impressive trial may have come from Alex Wong Siu-tan's Iron Tycoon, who was never pressured by Eric Saint-Martin. In behind the leading bunch was Tony Cruz's High Spirits, who was never let off the bridle, and he looked on good terms with himself. Fownes wrapped up the trials with Gold Charm winning the final heat in good fashion. While the early sections of the heat may have been quite steady, Wendyll Woods always had plenty of horse underneath him and Gold harm looks ready to win. Chris Cheung's dirt specialist Flying Flying moved well in second place, while Wong Tang-ping's Highlight and Super Performance showed their potential by making steady ground in the concluding stages.