Sirop De Menthe put a modest UK debut behind him to win by 10 lengths at Stratford but he may find this more difficult under a penalty and has a bit to find to overturn Uttoxeter form with Akdam. LINDENHURST is one of a four-strong raiding party from John McConnell's yard in County Meath and he can reverse Hexham running with Akdam and land this. Diamonds A Dancing was well behind Sirop De Menthe at Stratford while Eyeline was a long-standing maiden on the Flat, though should stay the trip.
Akdam (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Led until 4th, soon led again, headed 5th, given reminders before next, led again 3 out until 2 out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind It's Only Business (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Sirop De Menthe (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway 5th, led last, soon clear, won at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Jul beating It's Only Business (11-12) by 10l, 12 ran.
Diamonds A Dancing 11-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden after 3 out, weakened after next, 7th of 12, 32l behind Sirop De Menthe (10-12) at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Eyeline 8-1 (8-7) Led, kicked on 4f out, driven along over 2f out, headed 1f out, soon no chance with winner, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Portrait (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul (flat).
Lindenhurst (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, chased leading pair 5th, went 2nd before last, soon ridden, kept on under pressure in clear 2nd flat, always held, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Akdam (10-7) at Hexham 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Jun.