Champion trainer David Hayes can open his account for the season by training a double at Happy Valley tonight. Hayes is fancied to score with Helene Treasure in the third event and Good Fortune in the last. Both are partnered by the irrepressible, and often irresistible, six-time champion jockey Basil Marcus who goes into this evening's meeting at the pristine city venue with a very strong book of rides. Helene Treasure is starting for the first time for Hayes, having been with the useful local trainer Ricky Yiu last season. The son of Chief's Crown won twice for Yiu on his second and third outings of the campaign suggesting that he can come to hand pretty quickly. Those victories, the second of which was gained from a rating of 79, saw him rise significantly in the handicap and put further placings virtually out of bounds. Tonight Helene Treasure is set to run from a seemingly very competitive mark of 72, especially as on one occasion last season he ran a much better race than the form book indicates when off a mark as high as 87. That was when he was officially eight lengths 10th of 12 behind Golden Duke over 1,800 metres at the Valley. Helene Treasure did not have any luck in running that night and was then eased down and should have finished a fair bit closer. The close season saw him move to Hayes and these stable changes are so often a source of winners. Indeed, Helene Treasure's work has been good and the champion trainer does appear to have many of his older, more experienced handicappers ready to run well at these opening meetings. Helene Treasure should also be suited by the likely fast pace with Cheerful, Grand Prize, V-Ming and Eastern Fortune all possessing plenty of early speed. The last named, now fully acclimatised, is worth putting in the quinellas with Helene Treasure. He looked much improved when making all in fine style to win a recent trial. Happy Success is a very active type and looks ready to run well while King Of Flash was a model of consistency last season and has strong form claims. Good Fortune can complete the Hayes-Marcus double in the last for which he is another now back down to useful handicap rating. He was a winner from a rating of 68 early on last season and, given a useful trial, looks ready to go close tonight from his mark of 70. Elsewhere on the card, the second event could well provide a useful quinella return via the likes of Owner's Bliss, Snip Pour Roi, Real Courage and Winning Express. Four horses means six quinellas and these four could dominate this Class Five sprint. Owner's Bliss is starting for the first time for the talented Peter Ho who made such an impact last term in his rookie season as a trainer. Chris Cheung Ting-pong's Snip Pour Roi has become very well handicapped courtesy of the close season reshuffle in the handicap marks. Real Courage really came to himself last back end and was in the process of running his best race when unseating his rider on his final outing of the campaign while Winning Express has the blinkers back on and they appear to be a significant addition.