Dark Alert Wins Listed Pinjarra Cup

Monday, 10th April 2017

At Pinjarra 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 5YO gelding Dark Alert (Testa Rossa-Storm Alert, by Metal Storm) benefitted from a frenetic pace set up by the two leaders Material Man and Zarantz to sprint away in the straight to score by 2.75 lengths and set a new class record for trainers G Durrant & J Miller in the $120,000 Listed Pinjarra Cup (2300m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare My Magic Miss (Mastercraftsman-Miss Charmer, by Zabeel) & 6YO gelding Sunset Superman (Cape North-Native Silver, by Metal Storm). A homebred for prominent WA owner and breeder Bob Peters, Dark Alert advanced his record to 8 wins and 6 placings (including the Listed WATC Ascot Gold Cup) from 23 starts for $487,050 earnings.