Critique Coventry Ladies Jan 2019

Irish Setters

Puppy

1st Milligan-Botts Thendara Ice Crystal – A quality scopy young bitch with a super head, long and lean with dark almond eye, beautiful coat, good forehand angulation with sufficient forechest, middle piece yet to strengthen, the most glorious powerful rear quarters. Long reach movement, however needs to settle on the move to see the best of her. Best Puppy PG4

2nd Foxs Kerryfair Special Diamond – A well balanced bitch with a feminine head and dark eye. Good depth all through and moved soundly, could appear a little “flat topped” on the stack, but overall pleasing.

3rd Williamsons Bluesprings Picture This

Junior

1st Anthony & Hopwells Staratlantas Out of Time JW – Masculine head, good length in foreface, powerful over his shoulders , typical outline, deep bodied, well angulated rear, good legs and tight feet, super coat, moved soundly carrying his tail well. BOB Gp3

2nd Milligan-Botts Thendara Ice Crystal

3rd Millingtons Lanstara Scarlet Ribbons

Graduate

1st Harts Gwendariff in the Limelight with Gilliegrae – Very striking young dog, clean outline, dark eyes alert expression, attractive head, clean neck and shoulders, beautifully moulded body with super topline and tailset. Well angulated quarters. Good legs and feet, well coated. Moved with a long stride but could have benefitted from being a little more relaxed to see his ideal stride. RBOB & Overall RBOB stakes winner

2nd Fitzmaurice Harreds Trouper – Taller and slightly squarer dog than winner, well angulated and balanced, moved soundly.

3rd Weir Kerrimere Irresistable

Post Graduate

1st Harts Gwendariff in the Limelight with Gilliegrae

2nd McDowells Gwendariffs Gonna Do It for Byedales – Long lead head, alert expression, typical outline, good bone, not quite the lay of shoulder of winner, moved well.

3rd Corless Swiftlark First Lady

Limit

1st Williamsons Caskeys Solar Eclipse at Bluesprings – Attractive head and expression, good legs and feet, would prefer a little more front angulation, moderate rear, moved soundly

2nd Andrews Millcroft Scarlet Moon – Feminine bitch, well balanced throughout, dark eyes, a little plain in head, would have liked a little more animation on the move.

3rd Corless Swiftlark First Knight

Open

1st Corless Swiftlark First Edition – Has strength without losing her femininity, clean neck, could do with a touch better lay of shoulder, strong body, well boned and angulated rear, moved soundly

2nd Watertons Sanstreams Welcome Breeze JW ShCM – Finer headed and cleaner over the shoulder than winner, attractive outline, a little down in front pasterns and although she moved soundly was a little stilted in front action.

3rd Andrews Millcroft Moon Riot

Judge: Sue Harris