Dark Alert Wins Listed Bull & Bush Tavern Cup

Monday, 12th March 2018

At Bunbury in Western Australia, Vinery Stud's 6-time Gr1-winning stallion Testa Rossa (Perugino-Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) added a black-type success when 6YO Australian-bred gelding Dark Alert (Testa Rossa-Storm Alert, by Metal Storm) posted the second stakes win of his career when saluting by the narrowest of margins in the $100,000 Listed Bull & Bush Tavern Cup (2019m) for 3YO+, defeating Rock Giselle & Not Again Ken. A homebred for prominent WA owner and breeder Bob Peters before being sold for $70,000 at the 2017 Magic Millions Perth Winter Thoroughbred Sale, Dark Alert advanced his record to 9 wins (including the Listed Pinjarra Cup) and 10 placings (including the Listed WATC Detonator Stakes & Listed WATC Ascot Gold Cup) from 35 starts for $624,725 in earnings.