Peters Investments five-year-old Dark Alert is widely considered the only horse capable of upsetting hot favourite Material Man in tomorrow’s listed $120,000 XXXX Gold-Bunbury Cup (Race 8-2200m) at Bunbury.

The Geoff Durrant and Jason Miller-trained stayer is the current $4.80 second favourite behind Material Man ($2.30) on the TABtouch Fixed Odds market, following his eye-catching third in last Sunday week’s $100,000 Prince Of Wales Hotel Cup.

Dark Alert, who was racing for the first time since finishing fifth behind former stablemate Star Exhibit in the $500,000 Perth Cup (Group II-2400m) on December 31, as ridden by Peter Hall on that occasion but will have the services of WA’s premier jockey and the Peters Family’s main man William Pike.

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‘The Wizard’, who piloted Tick Tick Bloom to victory in the 2015 Bunbury Cup, has given punters a lead by hopping off the Grant and Alana Williams-prepared Falcon Crest ($8.50) after the five-year-old fifth placing in the Prince Of Wales Hotel Cup.

Last year’s runner-up Tonto is currently third favourite at $6.50, with fellow South West local and surprise Prince Of Wales Hotel Cup second placegetter My Magic Miss currently rated an $11 chance on the fifth line of betting.

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