Dark Alert wins Bull and Bush Tavern Cup at Bunbury Turf Club

Trainer Joe Miller celebrated after jockey Paul Harvey led bay gelding Dark Alert ($6) to victory in the $100,000 Bull and Bush Tavern Cup on Sunday afternoon. 

Eleven Seconds was first past the 800 metre mark and the final turn, before Dark Alert moved past to win by a short half-head over Rock Giselle. 

Earlier in the day, jockey William Pike led Sweet Dreamin’ ($2.70) first across the line in the Hollywood Transport Maiden. 

Sweet Dreamin’ moved from seventh at the final turn to edge out Frosty Bay by half a length. 

In the BVA Metal Fabrications Handicap, race favourite Supposition ($3.70) moved from seventh at the turn to cross the line half a head in front of Secret Assault. 

Mr McBu was first past the final turn before falling behind. 

The $16,500 Capel Tavern Maiden saw trainers Robert and Todd Harvey’s Imortalite ($3.60) pip Infinite Beauty to the post by a long head. 

Coolgardie Al crossed the 800m mark and the final turn in front, before being eclipsed by Imortalite on the home straight. 

In the $19,000, 2219m Azform Handicap, rider Chris Parnham pushed New Zealand’s Plays The Game ($4.60) over the line by a short neck over fellow Kiwi Magical Charm. 

Pike nabbed his second win of the day in the Mumballup Organics Hanidcap.

He and Berkshire ($7) moved up from eighth at the turn to cinch the win by a short half-head over Forty Four Red.