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The Tattersalls July Sale, which ended yesterday, registered its second best turnover. Edmond Mahony, the company chairman, said: "It was again an attractive catalogue, and produced keen competition from all sectors of the domestic market, as well as buyers from a host of different countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world. It was encouraging to see a strong market for fillies. Breeders from Britain and Ireland were active, and overseas buyers have come from as far away as New Zealand, Australia and the USA."

Pat Eddery's loss was John Carroll's gain yesterday evening when Head Over Heels romped home in the second race at Chepstow. The 10-time champion jockey missed riding the John Gosden juvenile in the Fleur de Lys Maiden Stakes as his taxi was late after a flight from Newmarket. "We landed down the road but the taxi to get me to the track didn't turn up and I missed the weigh-out for the race by only a couple of minutes," Eddery said. Carroll won comfortably by a length and a quarter.