Threaphurst Brutus has just gone through the ring to take a final bid of 8700gns in a sale which caught auctioneer David Thomlinson in humorous mood.

Buyer at this money was Andrew Ewing, Dumfrieshire. Brutus is by noted sire Tunnelby Monkeytricks and out of a homebred dam.

The bid was nearly matched two lots later with the first of the Goldie family’s entries, Goldies Bullet, by Goldies Uppercrust and out of Goldies Undo. This one made 6500gns