Three-year-olds generally have a good record against older horses in sprints at this time of the year so HEAD SPACE, a very impressive winner at Naas on his only juvenile start last April, gets the vote to begin realising his potential. The other entry from the younger brigade, Knock Stars, has twice finished around three lengths behind Inxile in Listed company recently and can go well here though any further rain will boost the prospects of Luisant, who was well behind Knock Stars last time but wasn't suited by the quick ground. Partner has also finished behind Inxile this season though the extra furlong today will be in his favour, a remark that also applies to Bay Knight who was going on strongly at the finish over 5f at Naas. Look Busy was having her first start for new connections at Naas but this speedy mare will be better suited by faster going.
Bay Knight (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden into 9th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Inxile (9-9) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) in Apr.
Luisant 6-1 (9-10) Slowly away and always towards rear, no impression from well over 1f out, eased when beaten final furlong (rider reported not handle ground), 9th of 11, 12l behind Inxile (9-10) at Cork 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Apr.
Partner (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Inxile (9-9) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) in Apr.
Nanotech (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always behind, 24th of 26, 14l behind Thats A Fret (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcap in Sep.
Quinmaster (USA) 25-1 (9-11) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 15th of 16, 16l behind Northern Rocked (8-9) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 in Apr.
Three Way Stretch (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Reluctant to enter stalls, always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 14, 15l behind West Coast Dream (8-9) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) in Mar.
Tweedy (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Soon led, hard driven and strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly, 10th of 12, 8l behind Hitchens (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Foolproof (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, no extra from well over 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Imperial Rome (9-1) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gf.
Look Busy (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 12l behind Inxile (9-9) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) in Apr.
Knock Stars (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Inxile (9-10) at Cork 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Apr.
Head Space (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on outer in 3rd, smooth headway to lead over 1f out, pushed out and stretched clear final furlong, impressive, won at Naas 5f 2yo mdn gd in Apr '10 beating Lightening Thief (9-3) by 5l, 7 ran.