Derek Cruz's Freebird hasn't won a race in 27 attempts but doesn't have to improve on that statistic to justify banker status in the final leg of the Triple Trio tomorrow night at Happy Valley, where he should hit the post based on recent form. Freebird strikes similar opposition when second to Uppa Hand over the Valley mile last start. He has drawn ideally in gate one and regular rider Howard Cheng Yue-tin should have every chance to go one better this time. Sunny Desert finished third in the race won by Uppa Hand and based on that performance must be given due respect, although he will need his share of luck from a wide gate. Treasure Raiders may not have been ideally suited by the yielding conditions when he last competed and deserves one more chance, while Couldn't Care Less is well handicapped and capable of hitting the frame. The best option for a banker in the opening leg is Lucky Bird, who will relish the move back to 2,200 metres following a game effort when running on strongly over 1,800m last start. He finished fourth to Dash For Victories over the shorter trip that evening, but had managed to hit the frame twice from two starts over the course and distance and is a leading chance. Now that Dash For Victories has hit form, he warrants serious consideration. Kashmac finished third to Dash For Victories and has place claims. The booking of Gerald Mosse aboard One Eye Jack is positive and he is expected to bounce back to form with the senior rider on board. Cupid showed marked improvement on his last attempt and he looks particularly well treated in the handicap, while Cash Surprise is lightly raced but has shown enough potential to suggest he can hit the frame. The Cricket Club Valley Stakes is the middle pin and David Ferraris and Douglas Whyte have a top chance to score with Harmony. He ran very well on debut when attempting to make every post a winner down the straight course, but was caught in the concluding stages by highly-progressive Shiny Ribbon. He showed enough speed on that occasion to suggest he can take a prominent position in this 1,000m contest, despite drawing gate 12. Foursquare ran well in defeat when second to Romantic Winner over the course and distance and although this looks a stronger contest, he is competitively weighted. Manifest is holding his form exceptionally well and cannot be denied a place chance, while Stardane should get the run of the race and can fill a minor place. Whyte and Ferraris look the team to follow in the third event where Healthy looks a good choice for a banker with most of the main threats drawn awkwardly. He should get the run of the race from gate three and have every chance to hit the frame. Lucky Special is potentially the best horse in the race and must be kept safe, along with Superb, who has been holding his form well without winning. South China Ninety has been performing consistently and merits respect.