The Bird Dance Resumes in Style

Talented New Zealand-bred four-year-old The Bird Dance resumed after an absence of 12 weeks in fine style with an impressive victory in the 2130m Allwood Stud farm Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

The $3.90 second fancy, prepared by champion trainers Greg and Skye Bond and driven by star reinsman Ryan Warwick, overcame the disadvantage of starting from the outside barrier in the field of eight.

He settled down in seventh position, with the $2.15 favourite Roman Aviator setting the pace, before Warwick improved quickly to assume the favourable one-out, one-back position. He sprinted home strongly with a final quarter in 27.8sec. to win by a half-length at a 1.56.5 rate from Roman Aviator.

The Bird Dance boasts an outstanding record of 24 starts for 16 wins and one second placings for stakes of $114,532 and looks set for many more victories.