Dundalk stages a seven-race card on Friday night with the Floodlit Friday Nights at Dundalk Handicap the pick of the evening's action.
Hoe Hoe lines up having made a favourable impression when landing a maiden in a fine style here back in November and an opening handicap mark of 73 has certainly given her a chance, while Gretzky and Shake The Bucket are closely matched on recent for.
The action begins at 6.15pm with the Fundraising Made Easy at Dundalk Stadium Claiming Maiden and this looks less competitive with The Firm facing a seemingly straightforward opportunity to open his account having shaped with plenty of promise in stronger company to date.
The first division of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap sees Settle For Red bidding to atone for a narrow defeat over 1m3f here two weeks ago but this shorter trip may not prove ideal for the Redback colt and the well-drawn Phils Wish might could take advantage.
Edward Lynam has landed the previous two renewals of the Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap and relies on Doc Holiday this year.
The four-year-old let down favourite backers over a mile here last time but he was a winner over this C & D previously and should be suited by returning to this trip while Victor's Beach and Reckless Lad come back in trip having both finished second over a mile here on their latest respective starts.
Teodolite is another to catch the eye in his career so far and she certainly wouldn't need to be anything special in order to make a winning start for her new stable in the Happy New Year to all our Patrons Handicap.
The last race of the night is the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Maiden and everything is pointing towards The Visitor, placed in each of his three career starts, and sure to appreciate this step back up in trip.