I’ve taken a look through the catalogue and there are a few things that catch my eye immediately, this first of which is the cover photo, not a bad pic even if I do say so myself (then again I might be biased)!
But among the real business of the catalogue – the bulls – there’s plenty to catch the eye too. One really catching my eye for potential is Rombalds Champion from the Rowsons. This one, late in the sale is by Dauphin and out of Greensons Gigolo daughter, Rombald’s Solo. Champion carries a massive beef value of +52 (the highest in the sale) and with breeding like that could be one to watch, he’s been shown twice, being champion at Boroughbridge and reserve at Huby.
Anyone keen on their figures would do well to check out the Loosebeare entries from the Quikc family, Devon, with most of their bulls ranking above +40. The pick for me is Loosebeare Cantona a Rainbow Simon son out of Loosebeare Pussy, a Greenwell Manager daughter. Three quarter brothers to Cantona have sold for 10,000gns and 6800gns in Carlisle before and I wouldn’t bet against this one being close to that mark either.
Another to watch could be Robert Clyde’s Clydevalley Cannon. This one is out of Clydevalley Avon, a half sister to 24,000gns Clydevalley Arty and by Sarkley Vacation a son of Broadmeadows Cannon.
Also the Ridley family, Haltcliffe, will have another strong team on offer and possibly the pic of these from the catalogue would be Haltcliffe Cyclone. A Sympa son, Cyclone is out of Haltcliffe Virginia, an ET sister to Haltcliffe Vermount. He carries an EBV of +35.
Again with good breeding behind it is Annadale Commander who’s dam, Millbrook Kathryn, has bred progeny selling for 42,000gns – Millbrook Senorita – and 30,000gns – Millbrook Vintage. This one is by Nenuphar and is likely to attract some interest.
As always Taking Stock will be ringside in Carlisle next week to bring you all the news, so if you can’t make the sale stay in front of your computer for prices and pictures…