Recent renewals provide a good pointer as Belgian Bill was beaten only a head last year on his return from Meydan and Dunelight won this in 2010 having raced in Dubai beforehand. KENNY POWERS has been thereabouts in tough handicaps at Meydan of late and the course and distance winner can make the most of favourable terms and come out best today. Regal Parade is the only rival rated higher than the selection but he hasn't raced since November and the progressive Solar Deity looks a bigger threat. He arrives on the back of a victory at Lingfield where he beat Verse Of Love and Monsieur Chevalier. Capone and Docofthebay weren't good enough in last year's renewal and Light From Mars has plenty to find at the weights if he's to record a hat-trick, as does Kickingthelilly.
Capone (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt in touch, ridden over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 3l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-9) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Docofthebay (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right and driven out final furlong, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Feb beating Nazreef (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Kenny Powers 13-2 (9-0) 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Anaerobio (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp gd in Feb.
King Of Eden (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Raced far side, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 22nd of 26, 18l behind Jack Dexter (8-13) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) sft in Oct.
Light From Mars 13-8fav (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, smooth headway on inner over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, held on gamely, all out, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Polar Kite (9-3) by hd, 7 ran.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Slowly away, always in rear, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Solar Deity (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Regal Parade (8-11) 98th of 15, 12l behind Myasun (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Nov.
Solar Deity (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, waiting for gap from over 1f out, effort between horses to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb beating George Guru (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Verse Of Love 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Solar Deity (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Kickingthelilly 10-1 (9-2) Dwelt raced wide in touch in rear, headway 2f out, effort between horses to lead inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Loyalty (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.