Master Speaker confirmed the promise of his racecourse introduction when landing odds of 1-5 in the Maiden at the all-weather venue.

Aidan O'Brien's Irish 2000 Guineas entry was touched off by just a head at the Curragh on the opening day of the season and even though Joseph O'Brien had to draw his whip on this occasion, the result was never really in doubt as he accounted for In Salutem by a length and a half.

Team O'Brien followed up when Count Of Limonade (2-1) proved too strong in the Bookings At Handicap.

The top-weight had flopped on his final appearance of 2012 but was bounced out into a prominent position by the champion jockey, and when odds-on favourite Love And Cherish threw down her challenge, he had enough left in the tank to stick to his guns and score by two and a half lengths.

Topman Dandy couldn't make experience count in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden.

Sent off the 5-6 favourite on the back of his debut fifth at the Curragh, Chris Hayes sent him straight to the lead but there were no excuses as, try as he might, he couldn't match the finishing burst of Mick Mulvany's newcomer Gwen Lady Byron (7-4), going under by a half a length.

Luke Dempsey got a good tune out of Poly Pomona, who ran out a length-and-a-quarter winner of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

The 2-1 shot had gone close in handicap company on her last couple of starts and showed her appreciation for having her sights lowered by seeing off market leader Attire from the front.

Stepping back up to a mile worked the oracle for He's Got Rhythm (10-1) in the Fundraising Made Easy At Dundalk Handicap, while the JP McManus-owned Whatever It Takes took the Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Handicap.