Japanese Breeder Leads Tattersalls Buyers

Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) runner-up Summitville (GB) (Grand Lodge) led Wednesday's penultimate session of the Tattersalls December Sale when bought by Japanese breeder Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farm for 450,000 guineas.

Naohiro Hosoda, an employee of Yoshida's Northern Farm, outbid John Warren for the 5-year-old mare who ended her racing career with a 16th-place finish in the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 13.

"Mr. Yoshida is at Stansted airport waiting to fly to Germany to visit his daughter," said Tattersalls' Japanese representative Naohiro Goda. "The price was just about what he expected and I don't think he had a lot more to give."

Delauncy (GB), a French Listed-placed performer whose first foal was the 2003 King Edward VII Stakes second Delsarte (Theatrical) was offered by Voute Sales for Andrew Cohen's Wood Hall Stud with a Pivotal covering and was bought for 410,000gns by agent Johnny McKeever, standing in the gateway with Coolmore's Paul Shanahan

"She's a beautiful mare who's proven herself already and was offered with one of the most desirable covers around," said McKeever after outbidding Niarchos racing manager Alan Cooper.

Tussah (GB) (Daylami {Ire}), out of a half-sister to Barathea (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), made 350,000gns when consigned from the Leigh family's Eydon Hall Farm. Charlie Gordon-Watson purchased her for a client of Fittocks Stud near Newmarket.

The sale finishes Thursday.

COMPARATIVE FIGURES
YR/CAT/OFF/SOLD/AGG/AVG/MED
2005/325/261/232/12,184,500/52,519/30,500
2004/277/218/189/ 9,243,100/48,905/25,000

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