MANSURI didn't show much on Polytrack last season but it was a different story on his reappearance at Gowran when he ran a fine race behind Ashtaroth where he was always prominent. He can go one better though Gentry found 1m4f on very heavy going here last month beyond him and this is more his trip. Battle Hymn, who finished just in front of him, was race-fit and isn't expected to confirm the form. Both of the newcomers are related to plenty of winners and the market could prove a good guide to their chances.
Battle Hymn 14-1 (9-0) Raced in 3rd, short of room briefly and switched right under 2f out, chased winner and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Theophilus (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo mdn hvy in Apr.
Benny Blanco (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, soon no impression, weakened from 2f out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Belisarius (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Gentry (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, on terms from before halfway, headed from 2f out, no impression in 4th from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 10l behind Theophilus (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo mdn hvy in Apr.
Mansuri 14-1 (9-5) Disputed lead early, soon tracked leaders, 3rd 2f out, still 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, 2nd near finish without reaching winner 2nd of 14, nk behind Ashtaroth (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo mdn.
Notnowsam Notnowcato gelding out of First Fantasy.
Silken Thomas (IRE) Dark Angel gelding out of Innishmore.