Preview Dundalk 18th Jan

Thu 17th Jan 2013, 13:10

Another eight-race Friday night bonanza is in store for racegoers and punters alike at Dundalk, and Rigid Rock attempts to supplement November's course success in the opening Handicap at 5.50.

Jim Gorman's gelding was registering his first course victory on that occasion, appreciating the return to this six-furlong trip.

Heading the opposition is Knock Stars, who had the reopposing Almadaa and Copper Dock behind when second to the in-form Farmleigh House at this venue in the run-up to Christmas.

Three last-start victors cross swords in the Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Handicap, with Shake The Bucket and Dimitar going in at the same meeting a fortnight ago.

The one they have to beat is the Tracey Collins-trained Beat The Ballot, who justified favouritism with the minimum of fuss over C & D in December and could still be ahead of the assessor.

Like Magic couldn't quite reward his supporters here last week, but gets the opportunity to go one better in the Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap, where recent C & D winner Doonard Prince stands in his way.

Toccata Blue has plenty of experience to draw upon and Ger Lyons reaches for the blinkers in the hope that he makes it sixth-time lucky in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Maiden, but Mick Halford's Ebadani went into a few notebooks on his debut and is expected to know more about the job at hand now.

Edeymi has lost his way over obstacles and Tony Martin attempts to boost his confidence with a spin in the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Maiden (Div 1), and Hurdle contender Worldor is set to make his Flat debut in the second instalment.

The Follow Dundalk On Facebook Handicap has also been split, with Daytime Dreamer and Days Ahead sure to prove popular in the first and second divisions respectively.