A typical Epsom dash with many chances. Silvanus and Come On Dave chase hat-tricks but face more demanding assignments this time around, although the former is joined by Bondesire and Long Awaited in a strong northern assault on the prize. The pair are well respected, with Ryan Moore an interesting booking on the latter, but the vote goes to HUMIDOR. George Baker's gelding has been set some stiff tasks this term but has dropped to a more feasible mark of 93 despite delivering decent efforts in competitive large-field handicaps the last twice. Seeking Magic is respected despite topweight and having been unable to threaten the last twice but he's shown a distinct liking for this track and this does look slightly easier than recent tasks.
Seeking Magic 16-1 (9-3) Raced along on near side rail and slight lead overall, hung right to main group 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, 10th of 24, 6l behind Intrinsic (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.
Bondesire 14-1 (9-1) Raced stand side, prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 13th of 19, 6l behind Out Do (9-1) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
Silvanus (IRE) 17-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders stands' side, led over 2f out, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Adam's Ale (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Humidor (IRE) 4-1fav (9-9) Raced alone stands side, prominent, ridden and every chance when edged left towards main group 1f out, kept on, no extra final 50 yards, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Go Far (9-3) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Long Awaited (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up behind, smooth headway over 1f out, driven to take 2nd inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on to press winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Go Far (9-3) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Sandfrankskipsgo 25-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 6th of 21, 4l behind Inxile (9-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Swiss Cross 12-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 19th of 21, 9l behind Inxile (9-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
New Fforest 16-1 (8-9) Raced stands side, always behind, 14th of 15, 14l behind Racy (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Taurus Twins 10-3fav (9-8) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Bunce (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Doctor Parkes 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Taurus Twins (8-12) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Come On Dave (IRE) 11-10fav (9-11) Made all, clear 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Billy Red (9-5) by 3l, 6 ran.
Lady Gibraltar 6-1 (9-11) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 9l behind Perfect Alchemy (9-1) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gs.