John Egan had a low-key return to the saddle in Britain on Saturday when, with the nation's attention focused on Aintree, he had three winnerless rides on the all-weather card at Lingfield, just south of London. The Irishman, out of action since late January when he was suspended for misleading Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards, finished second on his first ride aboard two-year-old Intellibet One and was third and sixth on his other two mounts. Egan's two-month ban for misleading the stewards expired a week ago, but he is still under suspension in Hong Kong during the investigation into race-fixing and illegal bookmaking. Along with fellow rider Robbie Fradd and 19 other people, Egan was arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in February, though no one has been charged. Egan, who had not ridden in Britain since beginning his first Hong Kong season in August 2000, was relicensed last week by the British Jockey Club after the Hong Kong stewards did not ask for his ban to be reciprocated. Egan's return on Saturday was a far cry from events a year ago, when he was the star of the show on the Grand National card at Happy Valley, winning the Martell Cup aboard Triple Expresso.