SLIM and slender Devine Awe swooped from his regular wide positioning to post a comprehensive win in Saturday’s $2400 Mikeloren Pattisserie Tamworth Cup (457m) at Tamworth Greyhound Park.
The Patrick Parrelli-trained black and white dog speared to a four and three quarter length win from Lloyd Metcalf’s Classic Raider, with Kevin Sills’s Typhoon Reba a half length away third.
Trained by Parrelli at North Rothbury, Devine Awe was sent out a second favourite at 2-1 and clocked a good 26.33secs.
“He’s been a nice little dog for us, just been unlucky,” Parrelli said.
“He’s a real good one-turn track dog.
“There’s not many of those tracks like this one in NSW and he loves it.
“He loves being wide and out of the way, out on his own and away from the other dogs.
“He just got beaten in the Coonabarabran Cup the other day.
“We thought we’d take him out there and try to give him a bit of confidence.
“He had a bad wrist injury.
“I’m wrapt with him.
“That’s my third Tamworth Cup.
“We came here and won the Cup three years ago with Devine Ruler.
“He won it in real good time, 25.70secs, somewhere near the Cup record.”
Parrelli was delighted as he bought three dogs to Tamworth.
“The other two were mainly travelling companions,” he said.
“My wife Vicki owns him too.”
The two travelling companions, Devine Vegas (2nd) and Devine Rambo (third), earned travelling money.
Devine Vegas was a length astern of Sportsmans Kev in the Classic Bet Cup (457m).
Hamish Abra trains the winner at Bingara and that made up for a close second to the Terry Callen-trained Lagoon Eastwood in the Harold Jordan Cannonball (340m) earlier on the Cup program.
Devine Rambo was beaten a quarter of a length by a quarter length when third to Alderley Chaos in the final race on Cup day while Val Cleghorn’s Kool Cappuccino won the John Jordan Memorial Sprint Series Final.
Lagoon Eastwood mustered an eight-career win when the Argenton dog surged to a win in Saturday’s Harold Jordon Cannonball (347m).
He has won eight of his 58 starts for Callen since he bought him for $3000 at Richmond one night.
He won $1500 the same night while his new owner also won close to that on the punt to take home a “free” dog.
“Everything’s been a bonus since,” Callen laughed.
It was the first time Callen had been back to Tamworth in about 15 years and he’ll be trying to work Lagoon Eastwood back to the TAB tracks and up in a bit of distance.