The season is ending too quickly as far as trainer Geoff Lane is concerned. Lane notched a back-to-back double at last night's Happy Valley meeting when his Paradise Chase took the third and was immediately followed by stablemate Romantic Venture running home too strongly for them in the fourth. 'It's all ending too quickly. I wish we had a few more meetings,' smiled Lane. Paradise Chase was only winning in Class Six but he has probably saved himself for another season as he was rated 19 prior to last night's victory which should see him raised enough in the handicaps to get to the cut off point of 25 below which everything is mandatorily retired. 'I was delighted for his owners as they're a good bunch of guys and this should ensure they have a bit more fun next season. It's not as if he's winning out of turn, either. He's been consistent and unlucky on a number of his recent runs.' Romantic Venture wasn't winning out of turn either after a number of close and frustrating seconds. 'I had him ready to run well but then the virus struck so he's done well to come back from that and win tonight,' said Lane. Derek Cruz's burst of form continued when Basil Marcus brought home his improving youngster Super Force with an irresistible late burst in the fifth event. Super Force grabbed the longtime leader Happy Boy in the dying strides to score by a short head with a slightly unlucky Cullinan a close up third. For the workaholic Cruz it was, like Lane, win number 21 of a good season considering the number of horses at his disposal. 'When this fellow didn't handle Happy Valley first time out I said he was much better than that run indicated,' Cruz commented. 'He's then run some improving and consistent efforts. He had a little spell at Beas River and has come back a better horse. I'd like to think he could go on from here as he appears to be going the right way. I must add, Basil gave him a great ride.' Lawrie Fownes' prowess with his older, exposed handicappers was once again underlined when En Rapport benefited from an inside run to take the night's second event. The gloss, from a betting point of view, was taken out of the already small field when the favourite, the confirmed Happy Valley specialist Floral Joy, was withdrawn at the start. This left only eight runners, not that Fownes would care as En Rapport, ridden by Henry Tsang, galloped clear in the straight to beat Happy Champ by 1.25 lengths with Silent Partner edging out the eventual favourite, Monza, from third. Monza was too much for the 10-pound claimer Billy Ting to handle. Ting got himself in an awful mess halfway down the straight when trying to pull his whip through. But to be fair to Ting, Monza would have been third but for being markedly tightened as En Rapport drifted in over the concluding stages. Tsang was later suspended for four meetings for careless riding. The night had opened with a protracted inquiry and double objection after the Alex Wong Siu-tan-trained Time Honour had beaten Diamond Talents with Dancing Surpass third and Super Splendid fourth. Time Honour tightened Dancing Surpass shortly after straightening and Robbie Fradd, Dancing Surpass' rider, objected to the winner. But he was also objected to by Howard Cheng on Super Splendid. Both protests were eventually dismissed and whatever the arguments, the stewards' decision was consistent with their dismissal of the Sky Hawk protest against Diamond And Gold a few meetings back. Fownes completed a double when Wendyll Woods brought home Valley specialist Scenic Wonder a comfortable winner from a revitalised Golden Duke in the feature Cricket Club Valley Stakes in which Don Sebastian was a close up third without having much luck. Ivan Allan's improving sprinter Success Magic ran them ragged in the last.