Cyril Hart has pointed out the earliest known written record of the furlong as a unit of length, in the description of the boundary of Bury St. Edmunds in a charter dated 945.
The John Gosden-trained colt took up the lead coming into the home straight but faded in the final furlong .
Dettori had his mount travelling well all through the race and moved up with a furlong and a half to go to challenge Two Miles West.
High Chaparral made the lead with an eighth of a mile to go and edged left in the final furlong .
Spencer then moved to the front and led inside the final furlong to record a famous victory for trainer Henry Candy.
He has only ever won over three miles and a furlong or below but Henderson does not think the trip will be a problem for his horse.
He won over a mile and two furlongs at Leopardstown back in May, coasting home by half a dozen lengths.
Tomorrow's three miles and three furlongs contest should bring out the best in him and a return to winning form is expected.
The roar of the crowd must have been music to the ears of McCoy, who never looked back and led for all two miles and five furlongs of the race.
For the first part of the race Attraction was boxed in but when a gap opened up on the rails with two furlongs to go the race was over.