THE curtain fell on the 2019 Tattersalls Ascot sales’ year with the December Sale. It concluded with an aggregate of £371,500, a median of £2,100, an average of £4,270 and a clearance rate of 62%.

The top lot of the day was the Warren Chase Stables-consigned Fiesole. An eight-time winning son of Montjeu, the seven-year-old has won four times each on the flat and over hurdles.