Today’s sale got off to a cracking start, with a successful 5,000gns bid for the 2003-born Greensons Black Ural (lot 101), an unshown bull by Goldies Raver. Put forward by Millington Grange Estate, he went to an Irish buyer.

The next bull of note was lot 108, Pyebrook Explosive. By Penyrheol Carlos, he was knocked down at 6,500gns. Seller was EJ Green.