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Two Lots Top Day 2 Of July Sale
The German-trained Degas, a Gr3 winning son of Exceed And Excel, and Olympic Odyssey, a son of Camelot, were the joint top sellers on day two of the Tattersalls July Sale when selling for 100,000 guineas apiece. Degas was knocked down to agent Jamie Railton, while Olympic Odyssey was purchased by Stephen Hillen Bloodstock. The well-related son of Camelot is out of Group 1 Prix de la Foret winning mare Field Of Hope who carries a ‘Timeform’ rating of 78. Hillen commented after the sale: "He is for a new client, and will be going jumping. He is a gorgeous horse, and by Camelot who has such a good stint of things of late. He'll have an easy month now, and then go to his new base and he stays in England." The second day of trade saw a total of 3,483,000 guineas realised for the 171 lots sold at an average of 20,368 guineas and a median of 12,000 guineas. The clearance rate for the day was a remarkable 96%.