01/10/2011 4:56PM

Northern Farm pays $800,000 for Wickedly Perfect at Keeneland January sale

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Wickedly Perfect, winner of the 2010 Darley Alcibiades, was sold for $800,000 on Monday at the Keeneland January sale.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Wickedly Perfect, winner of the 2010 Alcibiades at Keeneland, brought a session-leading $800,000 bid from Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm Monday afternoon at Keeneland's January yearling sale.

The dapple-gray daughter of leading freshman sire Congrats was the pick of the auction's fillies and mares, said Naohiro Hosoda, who signed the ticket on Yoshida's behalf. Wickedly Perfect, now 3, was presented by the Three Chimneys agency as a racing or broodmare prospect, but Hosoda indicated that she might be retired. He said that she is sound and Yoshida had yet to confirm his plans for her.

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Wickedly Perfect is out of the Tactical Cat mare Wickedly Wise.

"He sounds happy," Hosoda said of his boss, adding that the price was "very close" to what he had expected to pay for the filly.

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Keeneland's January sale, which started Monday, was to run through Jan. 14 with sessions beginning daily at 10 a.m. in Keeneland's sale pavilion.