REQAABA returned from a lay-off with a four-length victory over the minimum trip at Windsor. Already a winner over today's distance, it's likely Robert Cowell's filly has further improvement in her and she gets the nod with Oisin Murphy's claim negating all of a 4lb rise in the weights. This is tougher than the race Milly's Gift won at Bath and Paul Hanagan takes the ride on her stablemate Malilla. Victrix Ludorum drops back down into handicap company and is preferred to Ladyship and La Fortunata while Exceptionelle is another to consider as she's less exposed than the consistent Floating Along.
Ladyship 17-2 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 4l behind Bogart (9-7) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
La Fortunata 4-1 (9-2) Led under stand side rail, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Zero Money (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Elusive Flame 8-1 (9-0) Led group of five near side and well on terms with main group leaders, headed in group well over 1f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 17l behind Sir Reginald (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Victrix Ludorum (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 13l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Malilla (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased clear leader, driven and edged right over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Winning Express (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Sep '12.
Misplaced Fortune 4-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Jubilante (9-1) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Milly's Gift 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 2f out, chasing leaders when hampered over 1f out, squeezed through to 2nd entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Bath 6f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Wooden King (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Exceptionelle 7-2 (8-11) Close up, ridden 2f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Free Zone (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Floating Along (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Led and set good pace, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Tantshi (8-12) at Salisbury 7f fll hcp (2) gf.
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.