Racegoers look certain to see champion Mr Vitality run twice in 11 days following a Jockey Club decision to reschedule the running of the Happy Valley Trophy - the first leg of the annual Sprint Championship. The Trainers' Association had petitioned for the 1,200-metre race at the city track to be brought forward and run before the 1,600-metre Stewards' Cup which is the first leg of the Triple Crown. The stewards yesterday decided on a compromise which sees the timing of the two events now identical to last season when Mr Vitality won both races. The Valley Trophy remains after the 1,600-metre Stewards' Cup but there is a vital seven extra days between the two - an 11-day span which gives champion trainer Ivan Allan the chance to start the Horse of the Year in both races.' The Valley Trophy was due to be run on November 13 and will now take place on November 20 with the Stewards' Cup on November 9. Allan said last night: 'I will be talking it over with the owner, Larry Yung, but at this stage I am very hopeful of starting Mr Vitality in both races.' Yesterday's decision brings to a end a drawn-out episode which began when the Trainers' Association lodged a petition after a meeting where there were no dissenting voices. Trainer David Hill, who transcribed the minutes taken by secretary Steven S. L. Leung, said: 'It was quite straightforward. 'The trainers agreed to go ahead with a petition asking for the Happy Valley Trophy to be brought forward.'