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.Reuse content
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."