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Bird Of Paradise has been a head-scratcher for Barry Ward

  • Wed, 16 May 2018
  • Matt Markham
Olivia Thornley drove Bird Of Paradise perfectly and to her strengths to score at Washdyke last weekend.

Olivia Thornley drove Bird Of Paradise perfectly and to her strengths to score at Washdyke last weekend.

The elation of victory far outweighs the frustrations of day to day life, but Barry Ward wouldn’t have it any other way with his dour mare, Bird Of Paradise. To say the wonderfully-bred daughter of Bettor’s Delight was a bit of a head-scratcher, might be a bit of an understatement, because Ward has spent far too much time pondering over a number of issues - especially her tendency to tie-up at the worst possible times. But on Sunday at Timaru, all the ducks got themselves into …
 

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