THESE are good times for Patrick Biancone. He is six winners ahead in the trainers' championship, there's a Deauville wedding date in mid-December - and he has Bumper Star to boot. Not many horses string together five wins on the bounce in Hong Kong's handicap-driven racing system, but Bumper Star could send scribes searching the record books by making it a glorious Six Up on Sunday. Fittingly, Bumper Star will run in the Hermes Cup and the French fashion house will be well represented in a welter of glitz and glamour at Sha Tin. The perfect environment for the urbane Biancone to deliver a quality winner. And Bumper Star is quality. He has fluently answered every question put to him since joining the Biancone stable and he worked quite superbly on the Sha Tin grass yesterday morning in his important hit-out for the Hermes. Bumper Star would seem to have improved - and that is describing a horse who has won five straight. But the manner in which he completed his work and zipped effortlessly through the final stages of it spoke of an individual who is very much in love with the game and very much a star still on the rise. International Bowl winner Winning Partners goes straight into the December 11 showdown with trainer Neville Begg deciding against a final hit-out. Irish champion jockey Mick Kinane partnered the brilliant sprinter for the first time this season on the Sha Tin grass yesterday where he came home strongly between two stablemates in a most pleasing workout. Trainer Begg watched the work intently, quizzed Kinane and reported: 'The horse is really well in himself and Michael was pleased. So was I looking at it from here. Obviously when you are talking about a big international race like the Bowl, you want your horse to be 110 per cent fit. But it was a question of taking a chance under a lot of weight or going straight for it. 'I am happy enough with the decision and I'm certainly pleased that he has worked as well as he did today,' said Begg. With Winning Partners heading back to his stall, the remnants of the trackwork and training brigade moved quickly across the harbour for the four trials at Happy Valley. The city track, unfortunately, is being used for only two trial sessions before it goes under the hoe and the hammer in February. There was a sizeable representation on course yesterday and those in attendance had no reason to be disappointed. Trainer David Hill produced potential superstar Debonair who has raced only three times in two seasons and won the lot. And on the way he won his trial at the Valley, he will be keeping that admirable record intact. Debonair went into the trial having undergone a very light preparation and still looking a bit above himself. But that did not show on the track where he held the inside running and went to the line excellently under John Marshall, easily accounting for Dolphin. However, it was not what he beat but how he did it that mattered. Hill has tentative plans for his stable star with the end-of-season Chairman's Prize the main aim. 'I'll see how he comes out of this trial. I have him pencilled in for a 975-metre race here in 10 days or so and he might run in that. The last two legs of the Sprint Championship are definitely a strong possibility. 'One of them is down the straight course at Sha Tin which he loves and then it's the Chairman's Prize which would be the ultimate aim this season,' he said. Hill also produced a nice type in the first trial where Time Strong caught the eye and could easily develop into something useful. The other one who could eventually matter from this trial was the John Moore-trained newcomer Bold Saxon. In the final trial Moore produced the enigmatic Flirting Dancer in blinkers and those may do the trick. The gelding ran encouragingly as did Jewellery Star, who is now with Begg. Jewellery Star is a good type who has not always had the luck he may have deserved and it will certainly be no surprise if Begg gets a decent result or two out of him. Able Monarch, who was locked away on the rails at his last run, flew the gates in his trial and never looked like being caught. Although it was not much of a field, Able Monarch is clearly in good heart. First trial: 1, BOLD SAXON (B. York); 2, Wishing Well (E. Legrix); 3, Time Strong (J. Marshall). Others (in finishing order): Sky Horse, Smart Boy, Happy King, Brave Duke, True Bonanza, Active Dragon, Hoi Fung Star. Time: 1.01.2 (24.4). Distances: head, 1 length. Winner trained by John Moore. Second trial: 1, DEBONAIR (J. Marshall); 2, Dolphin (D. Holland); 3, Concert Kaiser (E. Legrix). Others (in finishing order): Happy Hunting, Dragon's Pal, Tollway, Happy Occasions, Picador, La Charmer. Time: 0.59.2 (24.1). Distances: neck, 1 length. Winner trained by David Hill. Third trial: 1, ABLE MONARCH (D. Holland); 2, Aqua Princess (H. K. Yim); 3, The First Million (J. K. S. Ho). Follow Me, Drifting Away, Love Match, Outerwear, Buddy, Bold Print, Top News. Time: 1.14.6 (24.2). Distances: 8 lengths, neck. Winner trained by Gary Ng Ting-keung. Fourth trial: 1, FLIRTING DANCER (B. York); 2, Super Fellow (H. K. Yim); 3, Amazing Win (E. Legrix). Others: Tea Break, Jewellery Star, Satisfaction Plus, First Touch, Sincerity, Basin Instinct. Time: 1:15.6 (24.3). Distances: head, 3/4 length. Winner trained by John Moore.