THERE is plenty to get excited about at tomorrow's Happy Valley fixture as $22.8 million is carried forward in the Triple Trio and there are some good bets on the rest of the card. For the uninitiated, the Triple Trio involves finding the first three, in any order, in races three, four and six. Tomorrow's third event is perhaps the most difficult of the three though David Hill's Sir Valid, drawn in barrier three, looks to have a very solid place chance. Sir Valid has run well on his most recent outings without managing to get his head in front and he looks to have struck a significantly weaker event than he has been in for some time. The inside draw is a big factor in his favour as the low numbers do appear, even at this early stage, to confer a big advantage in these Valley sprints. There haven't been enough races over the 1,000-metre and 1,200-metre courses as of yet to produce any statistically meaningful figures but the initial impression is that those drawn low are heavily favoured, especially at the minimum sprint trip. The brilliant Australian jockey Damien Oliver is back in town tomorrow night but he will do well to figure on Volare in this opening Triple Trio event - at the business end anyway. Volare has plenty of speed but has been finding it very hard to finish off his races. Local handler Wong Tang-ping appears to hold the key to the other two races. Ping's Mount Sapphire has been set for the fourth event, a 2,400-metre local riders' contest where Ping's apprentice Vickie Choi, successful on Chop-Chop at the weekend, gets another chance to shine. One of the features of the Jockey Club's laudable refusal to bring in more expatriate riders this season in the wake of a decided thinning in their ranks has been the rehabilitation of Choi as a local rider of substance. He is now getting many more opportunities from Ping and from the likes of Stephen Leung. Mount Sapphire is looking better than at any stage of his career and he will have no problems with the 2,400-metre trip in a race where there aren't too many chances. The Class Four horses should really dominate their Class Five rivals with Spirits Bay, Trust Myself, So Easy and Better Choice looking the main contenders behind Mount Sapphire. Alex Yu takes a very handy 10 pounds from Better Choice's back and that really is an enormous amount in a local riders' event. Better Choice had no luck on Saturday and will find this much easier. Ping calls upon Gerald Mosse in the sixth event for his Intermac Joker who looks to have been laid out specifically for a crack at this 1,800-metre Class Three event. Intermac Joker is blinkered for the second time and his recent work and trials suggest he is right back to his best form. Mosse is always a significant booking by Ping and Class Three is very much the right grade for Intermac Joker who won twice at the backend of last season. Watch out for an improved effort from David Oughton's Quest For Gold in this race while Neville Begg's Palette Star remains in good heart in his morning work. David Hayes has improved Optic Style significantly but he must overcome a very difficult draw in the fifth event, which is the concluding leg of the Double Trio. Optic Style had no luck down the straight 1,000-metre chute on his debut for Hayes when continually blocked for a run in the race won by American Way. His work has been so good since that he could still go close despite the draw. The obvious form danger is Red Wine who was unlucky to run up against the likes of Show Ability and Diamond King last time. Elsewhere, the Ricky Yiu-trained Everbright is going to be very hard to beat in the second event. Everbright probably should have won last time but was sent to the front too soon. In the circumstances he did well to run such a close third to Zakarad and his work yesterday morning under Eric Legrix indicated that he is primed to win. He looks a cracking bet.