Mr Owen was denied Winter Derby glory in the stewards’ room last month, but compensation awaits in the Betway Easter Classic on All-Weather Finals Day at Lingfield.
David Simcock’s charge was first past the post over the same 10-furlong trip he faces here in the Group Three event, but he drifted across the track and was denied first place at the subsequent inquiry.
Second Thought is hard to oppose in the Sunbets All-Weather Mile Championships Conditions Stakes after a decisive success on his return at Wolverhampton earlier this month.
He showed an excellent turn of foot to kick away from Summer Icon that day.
Summer Icon lines up in the 32Red All-Weather Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships and that second place should stand her in good stead as she is also better in than a couple of her closest rivals here.
Corinthia Knight will be all the rage for the 32Red 3 Year Old All-Weather Championships, but it could well pay to take a chance on Roger Charlton’s upcomer Breathless Times.
Twice an impressive winner already this year, he is clearly making strides and can now make the leap to better company.
Watersmeet has been bossing the staying ranks over the winter months and he can continue that domination in the Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes while the Sprint title can fall to Gifted Master.
Jeremy Noseda has set his sights on a Kentucky Derby bid with Gronkowski and the colt can secure his place at Churchill Downs with victory in the 32Red Burradon Stakes at Newcastle.
Yabass tuned up for Bath’s Dribuild Group Handicap with a decent all-weather effort recently and he can put that prep run to good use on what is another decent card.
Bath: 1.50 Javelin, 2.20 Deep Intrigue, 2.55 Yabass, 3.30 Hyperfocus, 4.00 Constantino, 4.35 Jack Bear, 5.05 Jashma.
Lingfield: 1.30 Master Speaker, 2.00 Watersmeet, 2.30 Summer Icon, 3.05 Gifted Master, 3.40 Breathless Times, 4.10 Second Thought, 4.40 MR OWEN (NAP)
Newcastle: 1.40 Knockout Blow, 2.10 Elliot The Dragon, 2.45 Insurplus, 3.20 Island Brave, 3.55 Gronkowski, 4.25 Snazzy, 4.55 Casey Jones.