Furnace battled to victory over Count Paris here before a poor run at Jebel Ali while Hadba, who won twice over 1m2f here in March for Silvestre De Sousa, hasn't been seen since and has a massive 12lb rise to contend with. Profondo Rosso won a minor handicap here in November before failing to cope with an 8lb rise last month but Storm Belt, who showed promise for Godolphin in the UK, showed the benefit of an opening effort behind Dubai Iconic here when scoring very easily at Sharjah. There should be more to come from him and he can turn the tables on the winner, who disappointed on his only subsequent start. MARK TO MARKET was having his first start for almost a year when beaten a long way here in November but showed the benefit when a close third to Furnace over 7f last month. He was staying on stoutly at the finish that day and can take his revenge and gain his third success on the track.