Horse racing: Biography seeks a happy end

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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 tomorrow.

Richard Hannon is renowned for his sharp juvenile team and this one looked set to let the side down when 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 but given his progressive profile and 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.