good speed from wide draw to chase leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, went well held 2nd inside final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd final 125 yards, weakened to to 4th towards finish
FACE THE PROBLEM was unfancied for his belated seasonal debut at Doncaster but came out best well ahead of the re-opposing Solemn and Jarrow. Kieren Fallon replaces an apprentice here which suggests better is expected from Jamie Osborne's charge and he gets the nod. Piscean scored at Newmarket last time and has won off higher marks than today on the Polytrack while recent Newbury winner Rowe Park remains on a winning mark on his best form. Last year's winner of this, Ajjaadd, is 9lb higher today and out of sorts but Kyleakin Lass is holding her form despite creeping up the weights.
Face The Problem (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left, ran on, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug beating Kingsgate Choice (9-2) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
West Coast Dream 5-1 (9-12) Soon led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 6l behind Steps (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Silvanus (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway under pressure near side 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 19, 11l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Catfish (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 2f, eased over 1f out, 22nd of 28, 13l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Piscean (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Showboating (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ajjaadd (USA) 25-1 (8-5) Went right start, pulled hard in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.
Kyleakin Lass 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Jwala (9-2) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Solemn 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 12th of 17, 5l behind Face The Problem (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Edge Closer 10-1 (9-9) In touch, headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden in 3rd edged right and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
The Thrill Is Gone 25-1 (8-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 9th of 19, 3l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Rowe Park 15-2 (9-8) Rearing in stalls, in touch, driven and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely closing stages, won at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Invincible Lad (9-0) by hd, 11 ran.
Soap Wars 9-2 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 6th of 8, 7l behind Minalisa (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Arctic Lynx (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Raced centre, held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 24th of 28, 15l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Held up, pulled hard, headway and switched left well over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Intransigent (9-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Jarrow (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, closed over 2f out, no impression, 13th of 17, 5l behind Face The Problem (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.