Devine Ruler to Tackle Golden Easter Egg After Winning 2010 Temora Cup

The Patrick Parrelli-trained Devine Ruler outclassed his rivals in the $5000-to-the-winner Temora Ex-Services Memorial Cup final on Saturday, giving Parrelli confidence that Devine Ruler can take on the best of the best in this year’s Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg.

In the latest leg of the 2009/10 GRNSW Country Challenge, rescheduled after a washed out meeting the previous Saturday, Devine Ruler ($3.50) lead all-the-way to beat home She Rose High ($5) by 3 lengths with the Rodney McDonald-trained Best Player ($4) a further 3 ¼ lengths away for third.

Devine Rush, the more favoured kennelmate of Devine Ruler, began as the odds-on favourite at $2.50 but was never a threat finishing a listless sixth.

Devine Ruler ran a sharp 25.67 over the 457m sprint to give the son of Trousers, who only looks to be improving each run, his 18th win from 45 career starts and his first victory from six attempts wearing the green rug.

The victory accelerated Devine Ruler into fourth place overall on the Country Challenge Leaderboard with 17 points, one point ahead of Devine Rush.

Tadmore Buckshot still stands as the clear leader with 34 points followed by Future Fund with 24 and Mighty Albert not far behind with 22 points.

Parrelli has the coveted Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg next on the agenda for Devine Ruler, who will be facing a huge step up in class when he faces off against some of the country’s finest in the heats this Saturday night.

2010 Temora Cup Results:

Place

Dog

Trainer

Time

Margins

1 DEVINE RULER Patrick Parrelli 25.67
2 SHE ROSE HIGH Joe Controneo 25.87 3
3 BEST PLAYER Rodney McDonald 26.10 3 ¼
4 RICKY LEE Carolyn Reinke 26.20 1 ½
5 MIMY’S MYSTERY Wesley McDonald 26.22 Head
6 DEVINE RUSH Patrick Parrelli 26.25 ½
7 PATTY CAKE David Cox 26.48 3 ¼
8 CROUCH AND HOLD 27.54 15 ¼