Fanrouge and Crimson Queen both have a terrific record here, the latter winning for the fourth time at the track when scoring by six lengths over 6f 10 days ago. Ginzan and Best Be Careful are other course and distance winners while Whitecrest has fallen to a fair mark. Hot Secret is proving very frustrating, however, and was beaten again at Epsom on Thursday. REQAABA has to give weight to older handicappers but was most impressive when fitted with a hood for the first time at Windsor. The headgear is in place again and Robert Cowell's lightly-raced three-year-old can defy a 6lb higher mark.
Reqaaba 16-1 (9-2) Raced keenly tracking leader, led over 1f out, ran on well, ridden out, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Port Alfred (9-7) by 2l, 5 ran.
Maglietta Fina (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 8l behind Crew Cut (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Fanrouge (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 5l behind Trucanini (9-3) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Crimson Queen 3-1fav (8-13) Quickly away, made all and soon clear, 6 lengths ahead halfway, ridden over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating Dark Lane (8-7) by 6l, 7 ran.
Whitecrest 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Imperial Legend (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ginzan 4-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 9l behind Finesse (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Heartsong (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Arctic Lynx (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Million Faces 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch in rear, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 4l behind Royal Bajan (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon crossed over from wide draw to chase leaders, ridden and still pressing leaders 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Rocket Rob (9-10) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Baby Queen (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Shamahan (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Celestial Bay 7-1 (9-13) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 23l behind Lunette (9-7) at Chepstow 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Hot Secret 4-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Prince Regal (9-2) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.