Now a nine-year-old, and best known as a chaser and hurdler, the selection made his debut on the flat here two week ago.
Terence O’Brien’s charge performed with sufficient promise to indicate that a modest contest such as this was within his capabilities.
Partnered by Seamie Heffernan (pictured) who renews acquaintances, Viaduct Joey was beaten three quarters of a length into second by the 73-rated Black Label and that certainly entitles him to go very close.
Tom McCourt’s Manorov gets the nod to win the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey And Trainer Championship Handicap.
He too was in action here a fortnight ago, powering clear for Colin Keane in the final furlong to score by a length and three parts. The five-year-old has gone up by 9lbs, but at least some of that is now offset by the booking of talented 3lbs claimer, Connor King.
Majestic Timeline, second in his last two races, is fancied to get it right in the www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap.
He was three parts of a length second last time behind one of his main rivals here, Kimbay (gave 3lbs), at Dundalk and has every chance at the weights.