Watch What Happens is poised to return to the races and is right at the peak of his form, if two recent barrier trial victories on the all-weather track are a reliable barometer. On December 21, Watch What Happens easily won a trial over this circuit at Sha Tin, beating smart sprinter Able Prince - hero of the 2006 International Sprint Trial - by 11/2 lengths. Two weeks later, Watch What Happens, a son of shuttle stallion Stravinsky, was at it again, this time clearing out to land the opening heat by a widening 41/2 lengths from another high-grader Helene Brilliant. The big margin was not the only amount between them, either, as Watch What Happens was given a very gentle ride by Douglas Whyte while Marco Chui Kwan-lai asked a more serious question from the Tony Cruz-trained Helene Brilliant. Watch What Happens, prepared by Sean Woods, has missed the start in each of these trial wins before driving through to be more prominent when the field settled down. In the December 21 trial, he settled fourth but some six lengths off the pace after standing there and getting out of the stalls two lengths behind his rivals. On Friday, his starting skills were not quite so bad, this time missing the jump by only ? of a length but mustered speed quickly before settling second on the inside and at the quarters of leader Helene Brilliant. Once they turned for home, Whyte gave the five-year-old a little more rein and he quickly moved on terms with Helene Brilliant but the struggle was a short-lived one, with the Woods-trained bay horse striding away impressively to score by his wide margin, and clocking an impressive 22.8 seconds for his final 400m. This was a significant 1.7 seconds faster than My Luck clocked in defeating Spy King in the second heat, although due to a stronger tempo My Luck ran faster overall time by 0.2 seconds. Watch What Happens is one of the best horses in town on the all-weather surface. In addition to his trial wins, he also won a Class Two over 1,200m last season, beating Liberal's Knight by 31/4 lengths when handled by Olivier Doleuze. His time on that occasion, 1:07.8, represented a new Class Two and also course record, equating to 0.5 seconds inside standard after factoring out the speed of the dirt track on the day. Helene Brilliant raced at the opening meeting of the season and performed disappointingly, finishing 10th to Sunny Power in the Chief Executive's Cup at 1,200m. The British-bred four-year-old has recurring problems in his front legs and on that occasion was reported by stewards to have ' jarred up' in his front fetlock joints. Time Supreme turned in a substantial trial to finish third, 3/4 lengths behind Helene Brilliant. What made it such a good effort was that Time Supreme stood there and missed the start by at least four lengths before Jacky Tong Chi-kit stoked him up and made him take order in the rearward division. The O'Reilly gelding has been renowned as a dicey beginner throughout his career but, on his day, his finishing burst is such a powerful one that few rivals can counter it. The second trial was won by last-start winner My Luck (Chui), who was one of the leaders throughout, hugging the rails and keeping on too well to defeat Class Five performer Spy King, who tried valiantly to lead throughout but from an energy-sapping three-wide position.