STAND by for a last day bonanza in the Triple Trio, the bet to which hundreds of thousands in Hong Kong have become happily addicted. It wasn't won again at Sha Tin last night with the result that a whopping $38.7 million will be carried over to next Sunday when racing ends for the season. With the frenzied betting that always takes place on the final day, the Jockey Club's betting division can almost certainly be looking at new records - in normal raceday turnover and for the Triple Trio. The bet remains the most tantalising short cut to riches and retirement in Hong Kong today - but it's the very devil to win. But that won't stop millions pouring into the Jockey Club coffers next week as punters go on a last gasp spree before the summer layoff. Most racing people are dusting off the suitcases this week ready for the long summer break. Racecourse commentator Robert Geller will be making his break permanent as he takes up a new position with a race club in Seattle. And there's no question of a holiday for the talented Australian caller who will be back in racecourse action within a fortnight of the curtain coming down next Sunday. It's likely to be a hectic week or more for Geller who said last night: 'They have about 3,500 horses who can race in Seattle. It will take me a bit of time to learn the colours but it will be exciting.' At the end of a long, hard season Geller, and the rest of us, can be excused for seeking a lengthy break. As they say, however, a change is as good as a rest. It has been officially announced in England that the former chief executive of the Jockey Club, Guy Watkins, has been appointed a non-executive director of Racecourse Holdings Trust. The company operates a clutch of England's best tracks and the official notice made a rather open secret public. Watkins, incidentally, was diplomatic about a return of the Epsom Derby to the traditional Wednesday date but did say, as he has in the past, that the midweek date is particularly suitable for Hong Kong betting purposes. With the British Bloodstock Agency, a chairmanship in Manila, an adviser's role in Guangdong and now the Racecourse Holdings Trust, the former Hong Kong supremo should be kept busy. It might be worthwhile for the relevant Jockey Club department to explain to punters the exact definition of a Hood. This particular piece of equipment is now declared with some regularity. Such was the case with topweight Golden Prosperity in the second event last night but the five-year-old did not appear on track in what most observers would accept as a hood. Now trained by Ricky P. F. Yiu, Golden Prosperity appeared to be equipped with what can best be described as ear muffs. Given the way the favourite went, a new engine might be a more pressing requirement. The case of a horse called Fortune Basin, no stranger to many punters, is currently capturing the attention of those who take some interest in proceedings at Sha Tin in the early hours of every morning. Fortune Basin, who had above average form in Ireland, has had throughout his career, both here and there, an unfortunate tendency to miss the start or simply dwell in the gates. His trainer David Hill gave up on the horse and he finally tried the patience of starter Michael Tibbatts. Both recommended that the horse be retired to Beas River as he is a lovely type and an easy ride - when he decides to get going. However, the owners stepped in and transferred the horse to Gary Ng Ting-keung and we now have the sight of Fortune Basin again making his trek to the stalls. But not last week with Gary in attendance, but rather that venerable septugenarian, Gerry Ng Chi-lam, who used to be a trainer and then held a position at Beas River. Just what his part in the current scenario with Fortune Basin may be remains something of a mystery. If Gerry fails, there is a chap in South Africa who is a dab hand at getting them going . . . any problem if he is called in?