Manfred Man Ka-leung's Great Achievement bounced back from his disappointing race day effort to win yesterday's opening all-weather trial in impressive fashion at Sha Tin. It was certainly a much better effort than he put in on his last start when finishing last behind Regency Horse last weekend. He didn't have the best run through the race, but faded rather tamely soon after straightening and failed to find anything under pressure. Yesterday, however, Eddie Lai Wai-ming bounced Great Achievement straight to the front and made every post a winner. His ability to handle the specialist surface probably flattered him a fraction, but the fact that Man had him competing in the space of seven days may indicate he wants to give the International Sale graduate one more shot at winning the $1 million bonus. Tony Cruz-trained Shining Day was another that was required to pass an official barrier trial before being entered to race again and the way he hit the line was very encouraging. He settled behind the leader and lengthened out strongly when asked to do so by Felix Coetzee. He is obviously quite a timid galloper but there are signs to suggest he is getting to grips with racing among other horses. Danny Shum Chap-shing's Classic Delight finished last but there was some merit in his effort. He settled towards the rear, but found the line strongly under Shane Dye. He is making progress since joining the new stable. Caspar Fownes's Sparky won the second heat in good style. The early pace was quite steady and Sparky found himself in the unusual position of being on the pace. He hit the line with a fair bit in reserve and looks fit and well. Tattletale (Coetzee) was lengths away from Sparky but fought back very well in the concluding stages to finish second. He looks in tip top shape. ONES TO NOTE: Great Achievement and Tattletale.