ORIONINVERNESS has size and presence and was always going to be a staying chaser. He had a full season of preliminary training before running in a couple of bumpers for experience and novice hurdling. He was third and fourth at Ayr in his first season hurdling. In 2016/17 he started over fences, and following a few runs he WON well at Hexham in March 2017 over two and a half miles. He followed up with a WIN at Newcastle in March 2018 again over two and a half miles. He then showed significantly improved form to beat the Gordon Elliot trained 2/5 favourite, again over two and a half miles, at Perth's finale meeting in September 2018. By Brian Boru, sire of Cheltenham Festival winner Next Sensation, and very useful chaser Bold Sir Brian, he is from the family of Macs Chariot and Minella Man, and is a half brother to Mudita Moment the winner of three hurdles to date. It was originally thought that he would need soft ground during the winter months but, having won well at Perth on Good ground options are substantially increased. The original idea had always been to put an unraced store horse into training and offer members the chance to be involved with a chaser from his early days and to watch his progress. Borris ( stable name) is making great progress and surely has a lot more to offer. click on link above to view pedigree.
TOUCHEDBYANANGEL Was purchased at Goffs Doncaster sales in October 2018 as a replacement due to the uncertainties of whether Maraweh will come back into training. National Hunt bred, by Beneficial he only started racing in December 2017 but, wasted no time in racking up three wins over hurdles in his first season racing in Ireland, twice at Downpatrick and once at Kilbeggan. He is tough and genuine, a grey to boot. He likes Good ground and sharp right handed tracks, so Perth will suit him down to the ground. He will have a short break and will be trained for a prep race in March 2019, prior to a full season racing at Perth. He will probably stay at least Two and a Half Miles, his wins to date have been over 2 Miles and 2 Miles 3 Furlongs. To view Touchedbyanangel's pedigree please click on above link.