Firm Foundations led to the second last in a handicap here on Tuesday and should find this maiden less daunting. He can make a bold bid along with Paintmaker, who has yet to reach a place in six starts over timber but has finished fourth in decent company at Galway and Roscommon recently. Regal Ambition showed promise in bumpers but was well beaten on his hurdling bow at Killarney so this can go to the Willie Mullins/Ruby Walsh partnership via LAUGHING BOY, who scored on the flat at Fairyhouse in June and ran quite well in the Amateur Derby at Epsom last time.
Balarouge (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division on outer, weakened from 4f out, trailing straight, last of 15, well behind Shaniv (11-2) at Sligo 2m 4yo nhf gd in May.
Charging Indian (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led and clear, mistake 2nd, reduced lead from 4 out, headed from next, soon no extra under pressure, 8th of 14, 9l behind Suffren (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl gd in May.
Double Seven (IRE) Milan gelding out of Bargante.
Easily Pleased (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 4 out, challenged 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 6th of 25, 14l behind Stanton Court (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Gallilei (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Alaivan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 sft in Feb.
Guestofthenation (USA) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, some headway into 9th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 15, 37l behind Hail Caesar (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Jul.
Laughing Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 5l behind Maybe I Wont (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug (flat).
Macklycuddy (USA) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 7, 29l behind Accordingtojodie (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo nhf gf in Aug.
Masked Phantom (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Saddlers Green.
Merdaam 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division best, never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Steeltown (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Paintmaker 10-3 (11-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to lead before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra in 2nd last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 7l behind Georgie (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Regal Ambition (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) In rear, dropped behind and trailing from 4 out, 5th of 6, 38l behind Queiros Bleu (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gf in Aug.
Summerlea (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division when mistake 1st and reminders, badly hampered 3 out, no impression from next, 13th of 24, 34l behind Gimli's Rock (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Tony's Treasure (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Soon chased leaders, under pressure approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Gimli's Rock (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Ciaras Journey (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Prominent, dropped to 8th approaching 2 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 26l behind Fleeting Moment (11-1) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl fm in Aug.
Firm Foundations (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 4th of 15, 14l behind Sword Fish (9-11) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl gd.
Lady Samphire (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 31l behind Gimli's Rock (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Piercetown Kit (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Towards rear, no danger and kept on from 3 out, 9th of 17, 22l behind Force Of Habit (11-0) at Galway 2m 4yo nov hdl in Jul.
Ferris Bueller 5-4 (11-7) Ww, still 7th but close up aftr 3out, eff aftr 2out, qcknd to chall bef last, qknc clr, won at Bennettsbridge 2m ire ptp in Feb beating Star Neuville (11-7) by 1l, 11 ran.
Endless Desire (IRE) 6-4 (11-7) Rcd cl 4th til fell 6out, in a race won by Ballyrock (11-7) at Sligo 3m ire ptp gf in May, 6 ran.
Kilnamoragh (FR) 20-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Paddy O Dee (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.