It’s been an interesting start to the trade here this morning with a 7800gns bid turned down by Smiths of Bloxham for Ironstone Executive (lot 17). This Vantastic son is out of Greenwell Sasha and picked up a first prize ticket yesterday.

It’s been a sticky opening to the seniors with several bulls passed at 2000gns or less.

Then picking up the best price of the day so far at 5000gns was Swarland Exterminator from the Proctor family. This is by Hartsideanew Bounsong and out of Swarland Bluebell, a Jockey daughter, he went with a beef value of +25 to Mr Telfer.

Then making 5200gns was Brontemoor Elite, an Elite Benn son out of Brontemoor Sapphire,a Ronick Luke daughter. He sold with a beef value of +40 to Andrew Douglas.