Diminutive Esprit D'Or makes up for what he lacks in size with the proven ability to run out a staying trip and with the rise to 2,000 metres in the opening leg of tomorrow's triple trio at Sha Tin, the four-year-old looks set to return to winning form. With the TT being only partially won last Sunday, the pool is expected to grow to $9 million with the carry-over jackpot and with strong all-weather track credentials Esprit D'Or looks ideal banker material. The David Ferraris-trained gelding turned in a good first-up effort from a wide barrier behind Only You and made nice improvement at his last outing when finishing on the heels of the placegetters behind Shining Day. He has shown in the past that he doesn't excel until stepping beyond 1,650m and was unlucky to be beaten at his only start at this trip when running second to Show Bravely after being forced to cover ground from an outside barrier. The opening leg appears the tough part of the puzzle with many horses worthy of inclusion because of their strong all-weather track form. Wadadelight, Cotton Ball, Temmoku, Sea Treasure, Star Of Northern and even the maiden X-Speed look set to provide stiff competition to Esprit D'Or. The middle pin looks a bit more straight forward with the promising Dr Possi and Super Fighter looking to have a mortgage on the event. Dr Possi, from the in-form Dennis Yip Chor-hong stable, displayed good ability at the trials heading into his debut but after showing early speed, his inexperience came through in the final stages and he weakened out behind the promising Winning Bullet. Dr Possi was ridden off the speed from a wide barrier at his second outing but rocketed to the line behind Euphoric Kid in a performance that indicated he was a certain coming winner. Although going to the dirt for the first time, it's worth noting the son of Flying Spur trialled very well on the surface before making his debut. Andy Leung Ting-wah's Super Fighter has been a bit disappointing but returning to 1,200m, he is entitled to another chance. Dr Possi and Super Fighter look a strong double banker option with the in-form Happy Elite and Trophy, who is well drawn and trialling nicely, worthy of inclusion. The final leg has a lot of depth with Thunder Man, Super Ball, Only You, Aurelian and Winning Smile all capable of winning. Aurelian and Thunder Man back up from running first and second respectively on Wednesday night, with the latter looking unlucky after being involved in a scrimmage on the home turn. Thunder Man has failed in three 1,800m dirt attempts. Aurelian, who landed only his second win, turned in a sound effort at his only start on the surface and is at the top of his game. Super Ball is ready for the rise in distance, Only You looks set to get the run of the race and Winning Smile indicated he was getting back to his best with a good last-start performance.