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Tattersalls July Sale Day-1: 230,000 Guineas For Riskit Fora Biskit
Anthony Stroud and Matt Coleman, who announced their rebranded Stroud Coleman Bloodstock partnership this week, secured the top priced lot on day one of the Tattersalls July Sale on Wednesday when purchasing Kodiac mare Riskit Fora Biskit for 230,000 guineas, reports Racing Post. The 5YO Irish-bred mare, who is in foal to Dark Angel, won five races for Michael Bell including the Listed Prix du Cercle at Deauville. "She's been bought for The Ed Stud in Cheshire, which was looking for a nice young mare, and she fits the bill," Stroud said. "She was a good racehorse, has a nice pedigree and has a very nice covering." Consigned by Chris Wright's Stratford Place Stud, Riskit Fora Biskit is a half-sister to the Group race performers Crown Prosecutor and Fox Trotter, while her second dam Preponderance is a half-sister to the Gr3 winner and Gr1-placed Dhanyata. It was a strong start to Europe's leading midsummer sale, with turnover for the day jumping 30 per cent to 4,213,700 guineas for the 205 lots sold - the highest opening day turnover at this sale since 2008. The average of 20,555 guineas was up 29 per cent on last year's figures, while the median rose 41 per cent to 12,000 guineas.