Keith Melrose is trying to find the cheap route to Musselburgh's Placepot
The aim is to keep it cheap for the Placepot at Musselburgh, given midweek pools are often not worth huge amounts of risk.
While Long Stay is unusually speedily bred for a Fergal O'Brien horse, he still gives a fitness edge in the opener to Lord Torranaga, who won before Phil Kirby's jumpers really got into the groove.
The juvenile maiden hurdle at 1.20 is a mire, but instead of getting bogged down the choice is to bank on Clay Regazzoni. He showed ability at Wetherby and the endorsement of Brian Hughes suggests progress has been made on his hurdling.
Remember that throwaway line about Phil Kirby? It is recalled in the 1.50, where Dame De Ruban is expected to come on for last month's stable debut. Back her up with the stoutly bred Millie Of Mayo, who has won on both attempts over staying trips yet remains unexposed.
As the final two legs are uncompetitive, the clear choice for bankers are likely favourite Vino's Choice in the fifth leg, and Lake Takapuna in the last. Hopefully we have done enough earlier to get a couple of jollies beaten.
Musselburgh Placepot perm
1 Lord Torranaga
1 Brotherly Company
7 Wise Coco
4 Clay Regazzoni
1 Dame De Ruban
5 Millie Of Mayo
6 Vino's Choice
1 Lake Takapuna
1x2x1x2x1x1 = 4 lines
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