July Cup Winner Frizzante Tops at Tattersalls

July Cup (Eng-I) heroine Frizzante (GB) realized 500,000gns at the Tattersalls December Sale in Newmarket Wednesday night when bought by James Wigan of London Thoroughbred Services.

Agent Amanda Skiffington was underbidder on the 5-year-old, who also won this season's Palace House Stakes (Eng-III) for owner-breeders Jan Hopper and Elizabeth Grundy.

Frizzante was preceded into the ring by group III winner Danelissima (Ire) (Danehill) for whom Michael Haggas outbid Wigan at 470,000gns.

The 3-year-old was bought for a partnership of Scottish businessmen including Martin Lightbody of Netherfield House Stud and may stay in training.

Five-year-old Ebaraya (Ire), who won a Roscommon handicap for the Aga Khan, had been bought for 925,000 euros at Goffs' November Sale in 2002, but could not quite return the same amount when Dublin agent John McCormack shook off Horse France's Robert Nataf at 500,000gns.

The mare was among Machiavellian's last book and consigned from Pegasus Farms.

The sale concludes Thursday.

COMPARATIVE FIGURES
YR/CAT/OFF/SOLD/AGG/AVG/MED
2004/277/218/189/9,243,100/48,905/25,000
2003/289/254/205/13,023,000/63,526/31,000

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