Biography set for Salisbury boost

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: June 29 2013, 13:36 BST

Anita Chambers says Biography can continue up the ladder in Salisbury's Bathwick Tyres Auction Stakes on Sunday.

Richard Hannon: Trains Biographer
Richard Hannon: Trains Biographer


CURRAGH: 2.05 Kerkeni, 2.35 Supernatural, 3.05 Maggie Dalton, 3.35 Was, 4.10 Manuka, 4.45 Safe Home, 5.15 Voleuse De Coeurs, 5.45 Rain God.

SALISBURY: 2.30 Almost Famous, 3.00 Breakheart, 3.30 Six Wives, 4.05 The Holyman, 4.40 BIOGRAPHY (NAP), 5.10 Venue, 5.40 Spanish Art.

UTTOXETER: 1.40 Letsby Avenue, 2.10 Portofino Wasp, 2.40 Record Breaker, 3.10 Baccalaureate, 3.45 Victrix Gale, 4.20 Emerald Glade, 4.50 Free World, 5.20 Kusadasi.

WINDSOR: 2.20 Alegra, 2.50 Codebreaker, 3.20 Bedouin Invader, 3.55 Fast, 4.30 Gaul Wood, 5.00 Nave, 5.30 Dream Cast.

DOUBLE: Biography and Victrix Gale.

Biography took a couple of runs to find winning form but after shedding his maiden tag, he can continue up the ladder in Salisbury's Bathwick Tyres Auction Stakes on Sunday.

Richard Hannon is renowned for his sharp juvenile team and this one looked set to let the side down when well beaten on his racecourse bow at Newbury in April.

However, that defeat proved a valuable learning experience and he has barely looked back since, graduating from a second place at Bath to victory at Sandown.

After a slow start at Bath, Biography was swiftly away in Esher and really did not have to be pushed too hard to make every post a winning one.

The conditions of this race mean the Assertive colt must give weight all round but given his progressive profile and some promising reports of his home work, he can shrug off that disadvantage.

Six Wives has dropped to her lowest mark for some time but can arrest her decline in the Derek Burridge Golf & Racing Trophies Handicap.

Scott Dixon's charge has not won since last August and now sits on a perch of 71 compared to the 86 she was rated in her pomp.

Her fourth place at Carlisle earlier in the week was not without merit.

Hannon should also be on the mark at Windsor as Fast makes a swift return to action following disappointment at Royal Ascot.

This daughter of Kodiac was a seven-length winner on her racecourse bow at Chepstow but found the step up to Group Two company far too tough when 10th behind Rizeena in the Queen Mary.

However, she was not beaten that far and given that she raced on what appeared to be the unfavoured side of the track, she is perhaps due more credit than would appear at first glance.

Switching back down in class in the toteexacta At Fillies' Conditions Stakes, Fast should live up to her name once again.

Bedouin Invader showed plenty of guts to win at Lingfield and can follow up in the totequadpot At Handicap.

While runner-up Thouwra is perhaps not the hardest of triers, Bedouin Invader dug deep to see him off and an initial mark of 82 should not prove too much of a burden at this stage.

Some relatively classy summer jumps action is on offer at Uttoxeter and Irish raider Victrix Gale can land the feature event, the Listed John Smith's Summer Cup.

Tony Martin's runner was a narrow second at Perth in April on her most recent start with the front two miles clear of the other runners.

Saddled with top weight that day, it was a particularly good performance and she holds decent claims from the other end of the handicap.

There is Group One action at the Curragh and Was is taken to return to her best in the Oxigen Environmental Pretty Polly Stakes.

She has not tasted victory since her Oaks triumph last May but she turned in some good performances subsequently and should be able to step up on her return effort over a mile.