08/25/2003 11:00PM

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A $114,366 Vettori filly out of stakes-placed Salvinaxia topped the next-to-last session at the Deauville sales Tuesday in Deauville, France. Meridian International purchased the filly, a half-sister to Group 3-placed juvenile Via Milano, on behalf of Lansdon Robbins; Haras des Capucines was the seller. . . . Visitation and funeral services for Mervin Muniz, the longtime racing secretary and director of racing at Fair Grounds will be held Thursday in New Orleans. The visitation is from 9 a.m. to noon at All Faiths Funeral home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, with services to follow.