Fanciful Angel wins the 2016 The Meydan Hotel Handicap.

Fanciful Angel wins the 2016 The Meydan Hotel Handicap.

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Record Turnover at Tattersalls July Sale

Fanciful Angel tops final session of successful sale.

The third and final day of the Tattersalls July sale saw trade continue in robust fashion, pushing the turnover for the sale past the previous record set 10 years ago.

A total of 175 lots were sold for 2,660,700 guineas ($3,631,856) on day three, at an average of 15,204 guineas ($20,753) and a median of 8,500 guineas ($11,603). The final session took the three-day totals to 572 lots sold for 12,311,329 guineas ($16,804,964), a rise of 38% on the corresponding dates last year. The average was 21,523 guineas ($29,379) and the median 10,000 guineas ($13,650).

The star turn on the final day was the 4-year-old gelding Fanciful Angel, who was offered from Marco Botti's Prestige Place. The son of Dark Angel won the International Stakes at Lingfield as a 3-year-old and was runner-up in the group II German Two Thousand Guineas in Cologne. He was knocked down to Global Equine's Adam Driver for 135,000 guineas ($184,275).

"He is a lovely looking horse, the best today, and he is for Touchgold Racing, which is run by Mike Kaye," Driver said. "He will stay in training with Marco Botti and will run in Dubai this winter."

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