The hot combination of Tony Cruz and Felix Coetzee, fresh from the brilliant win of Silent Witness in Sunday's Sprinters' Stakes in Japan, look set to continue in celebration mode when Shiny Ribbon lines up in the opening leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley. The Dr Fong gelding created a big impression in his first season here, winning his first two outings over 1,000m at Sha Tin. Progressive Shiny Ribbon, attempting 1,650 metres for the first time, looks a safe banker. He resumed from a spell over 1,400m on September 4 at Sha Tin and was luckless in finishing third to Lotzatow, after racing wide for the entire trip, but didn't shirk the issue at any stage. Stepping up in distance should allow Shiny Ribbon to take a forward position from an inside barrier and control the race from the front, which is when Coetzee is at his brilliant best. The other likely pace influence appears to be Happy Kid, who was well ridden by Brett Prebble last Wednesday night to score in Class Four company. The Ricky Yiu Poon-fie-trained gelding will find this a harder test but it is worth nothing that last term he backed up within a week on three occasions for two placings and a fourth when coming from an outside gate. Other must-includes are track specialists Prince Golf and Military Option, who are both drawn to advantage. The middle pin looks a much tougher task and may well be the leg where punters are advised to go as wide as their banks will allow. The leading contenders appear to be Cherished, Cotton Ball, Acceleration and Million Success but they all need some favours in the run. Cotton Ball, Acceleration and Million Success have all drawn awkwardly and will need some early luck, although it is likely that Cotton Ball will probably press for the lead early. Cherished has come up with the prized inside gate and will appreciate returning to his pet track and rising to 1,800m. In the final leg, Manfred Man Ka-leung-trained Multi Millions, with the benefit of one run from a break and the presence of Douglas Whyte in the saddle from an inside gate, looks the banker option. He finished on the heels of the placegetters when resuming behind Electronic Spur and his only three performances over the 1,650m at the Valley all had merit. Progressing Times was disappointing as favourite first-up but he is entitled to another chance. Others worth consideration are Sunbell, who turned in a terrific first-up effort, Surveyor, who had no luck from a wide alley last week, and Cheerful Heart, who has trialled well for his return and has come up with barrier one.