Here’s a couple of snippets gleaned from the Taking Stock spies lurking in the shadows in Carlisle today.

I’m told that Haltcliffe Doctor (lot 218) a bull by Rossignol and out of Haltcliffe Usabelle, a Sympa daughter out of Romance, is looking good. 

And, apparently, the Wilodge bull by Ronick Gains out of Ravenelle, Wilodge Diablo, is in fine form and is one to watch for the top tickets tomorrow and possibly a strong price on Saturday.

Finally, the spies tell me that as expected the black bulls from Emslies have drawn a big crowd in the lines this afternoon, time will tell whether these early tellings will translate into bids on Saturday, but I wouldn’t bet against any of these three herds being in the big money.

Word is that very few bulls were rejected at the inspection, so hopefully there will be plenty of bulls to suit all pockets.

Live reporting from the judging ring from mid-morning tomorrow, all being well….