Trainer Dennis Yip Chor-hong was in high spirits yesterday when his English import Rum Shot cruised home to win the fourth trial. Five of the six barrier trials were held on the turf at Sha Tin. Rum Shot showed good early speed and travelled strongly under Eric Saint-Martin to win by two lengths in a time of 59.6 seconds. He managed to win a Listed race over 1,215 metres at Chester in Britain, a circuit every bit as tight as Happy Valley, and looks a bright prospect for Yip. Danny Shum Chap-shing's Stardane, who finished second, displayed his usual zest and went to the line under a good hold from Robbie Fradd. He looks to have bulked-up in condition and this was a decent effort for his new trainer. Stablemate Good Profit (fourth) was given a quiet time by Shane Dye but was hard-held on the bridle. He has clearly come out of his last race superbly. Yip won the third heat with new recruit Time Supreme, who has settled in well for the new yard, while Shum's Plenty Of Heart displayed a little improvement with the side winkers applied and he wasn't pressured too hard at any stage before finishing third. Derek Cruz's Simply The Best, who came in fourth, settled in a handy position and went to the wire with more than a little in reserve. Shum won the fifth trial with Flaming Lamborgini with Douglas Whyte up. It was a very good piece of work from the progressive sprinter and he has improved since his last-start victory. He clocked 58.9 seconds over the minimum trip and this work was good enough to suggest he might score again. David Hill's Mighty Power, who won the final heat, travelled a little too keenly with the one-cowl blinker applied. There was more to like about the effort of runner-up Super (rated 38). Eddie Lai Wai-ming never moved a muscle aboard this fellow, and considering he is eligible to compete in the lowest grade, he must be followed when he next competes. Murcielago finished third and worked in a pleasing manner under Corey Brown. Sean Woods and Olivier Dolueze have struck up a formidable partnership in recent weeks and that might continue with Super Pearl, who won the second heat over 1,600m on the turf. He didn't beat much in the contest but looks fit and well and is worthy of respect when he makes his debut. Andy Leung Ting-wah won the opening heat with dirt specialist Modern Prospect. ONES TO NOTE: Rum Shot, Super.