Dimitar powers home to score
(Healy Racing Photos)
He couldn't hold the late charge of Dimitar, however, who got a strong drive from Wayne Lordan.
The Eddie Lynam-trained gelding got up in the closing stages for a length-and-a-quarter victory.
The winner was sent off the 9/2 second favourite. 3/1 favourite Confident Cub finished back in eighth.
<Dimitar was opening his account at the tenth time of asking and eight of those starts have been at Dundalk.
"He's a bit tricky but Wayne gets a good tune out of him. You nearly have to ride him like a dead one.
"He's in again on Friday but that is probably a bit soon and we may wait until the following Friday."
(Additional reporting by Alan Magee)
Won Diamond just repelled the persistent challenge of Elleval in the juvenile maiden at Dundalk to give Mick Halford a quick double at Dundalk.