Impossible barely does justice to the latest renewal of this historic handicap and the last two winners, Prince Of Johanne and Bronze Angel, will do well to feature again. William Haggas is responsible for six of the 35 declared runners with Queensberry Rules catching the eye reunited with Ryan Moore, who rode him to victories at Kempton and Sandown earlier in the season. Frankie Dettori teams up with the penalised Graphic, who beat Ascription at Haydock on his penultimate start. Hugo Palmer's four-year-old is 4lb better off here, however, and there shouldn't be much to choose the pair now. Danchai, another Haggas representative, may improve for blinkers while Forgive caught a tartar in Lanansaak at Ascot and shouldn't be ignored. Tha'ir was beaten less than a length at Doncaster earlier this month and Top Notch Tonto also has to go on the short-list after his surprise victory in a Group 3 at Haydock. He has a penalty to contend with in this but should easily confirm that form with Nine Realms. CODE OF HONOR finished just behind Red Avenger at Goodwood two runs ago but is a couple of pounds better off here and has the beating of Tha'ir and King George River on that run. Just beaten on a return visit to Goodwood, he shapes as though this slight drop in distance will suit and should give supporters a run for their money at decent odds. Strictly Silver could reward each-way support and looks best of the rest.
Area Fifty One 15-2 (9-1) Prominent, led 11f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 24l behind Tac De Boistron (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
Belgian Bill (9-0) 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Samba Brazil (8-11) at Munich(GER) 1m Grp 3 (1) gd.
Educate 9-1 (9-1) Took keen hold racing wide in 5th, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Afsare (9-1) at Goodwood 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Field Of Dream 10-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear centre, outpaced when groups merged over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression, 5th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Redvers (9-0) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division on outside, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 8l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Strictly Silver (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, disputed lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Sam Sharp (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Aug.
Ascription (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Raced centre tracked leader, shaken up to lead approaching final furlong, quickened clear, comfortable, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gs beating Gabrial The Great (8-13) by 5l, 9 ran.
Bronze Angel (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Held up towards rear in touch, driven and headway over 2f out, chased leaders under pressure when not much room inside final furlong, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 12, 5l behind Mull Of Killough (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Marcret (ITY) 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 7l behind Clockmaker (8-11) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Arsaadi (IRE) (9-6) 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Beatrice (8-13) at Veliefendi(TUR) 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Switched left and pressed leader soon after start, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd final 75 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Levitate (8-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) gs.
Chapter Seven 16-1 (9-6) Restless in stalls, held up in mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, soon pushed along, chased leaders 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed and not quicken final 150 yards, kept on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Haafaguinea (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft.
King's Warrior (FR) 25-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, never dangerous, 16th of 19, 15l behind Danchai (8-11) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Fury 10-1fav (9-0) Raced near side, held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, one pace when hampered over 1f out, weakened soon after, 18th of 28, 7l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Danchai 8-1 (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders in 5th, ridden and pressing leaders over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 15, 4l behind Vasily (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Nine Realms 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Top Notch Tonto (8-11) at Haydock 1m Grp 3 (1) gs.
Sam Sharp (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, driven 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Aug beating Sennockian Star (9-4) by 1l, 11 ran.
Proud Chieftain 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, slightly outpaced when not much room on rails over 2f out, kept on same pace when in the clear final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Clon Brulee (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
Tha'ir (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Clon Brulee (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
Gabrial The Great (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Switched left to race centre after 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and effort to chase winner 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Ascription (9-1) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
The Rectifier (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Prominent, lost place over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, held when lost 3rd post, 4th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Brownsea Brink (8-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Captain Bertie (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) In rear, headway 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Queensberry Rules (IRE) 4-1fav (8-11) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 16, 2l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
King George River (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, plugged on under pressure to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Short Squeeze (8-3) at York 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Red Avenger (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, every chance 2f out, ridden and went 2nd briefly over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, dropped to 4th in closing stages, 5th of 7, 5l behind City Style (9-5) at York 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 6-1fav (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 20, 10l behind Moran Gra (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp gf.
Forgive 7-2fav (9-6) With leader, driven to lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Lanansaak (8-8) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Code Of Honor 4-1 (9-7) Held up behind, headway into mid-division 5f out, effort over 1f out, soon challenged, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held when lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, nk behind Circus Turn (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 3f out, led 2f out, 2 lengths clear entering final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 1m Grp 3 (1) gs beating Hay Dude (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Graphic (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Led over 1f, remained prominent, led well over 1f out, pushed clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol beating Mister Music (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Boonga Roogeta 20-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, last pair, pushed along and struggling over 2f out, never involved, eased when no chance inside final furlong, tailed off, last of 10, 36l behind Nine Realms (9-8) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Seek Again (USA) 9-2 (9-2) In touch in 6th on inside, headway towards inside over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders inside final 2f, not pace of leading duo inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 15, 3l behind Graphic (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear on inside, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 18, 1 3/4l behind Magic City (8-13) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, ridden and stayed on in 3rd inside final furlong, well held towards finish, 3rd of 19, 1 3/4l behind Danchai (8-11) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, strongly pressed in closing stages, just held on, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Dutch Rose (9-10) by ns, 9 ran.