A long straight and wide track was what trainer Anthony Azzopardi and owner Kieth Anderson were searching for with their young star Crash Cobra and the newly redeveloped Horsham track was exactly that.
There is no doubt that Azzopardi and Anderson know what their dogs require with Crash Cobra sitting on a 100 per cent strike rate from his four starts at Horsham also breaking the track record on each occasion.
Crash Cobra’s stand out performance came on Tuesday afternoon in the $21,250 President’s Cup final which is run over the 485 metre distance.
The son of Crash and Cawbourne Cobra claimed the $15,000 first prize with his commanding win over two-time Group One winner Lightning Frank and Group Two Warrnambool Cup winner Leo’s Gift.
“He didn’t just win, he showed how good he is!,” owner Kieth Anderson said.
“I was a bit nervous heading into the race because he was up against some really good dogs but Anthony has a really high opinion of him so he was a bit more confident.”
WATCH: Crash Cobra win the Preseident's Cup from box three.
With just nine starts to his name, Crash Cobra has had an interrupted start to his career following two consecutive falls at Bulli in his fifth and sixth starts.
Now full of confidence, Crash Cobra is looking to trial at Geelong in preparation of a possible Geelong Cup campaign.
“I have never had a dog this good, every time he races he surprises me.” Anderson said.
Photo’s Crash Cobra in his heat of the Presidents Cup last Tuesday at Horsham.
Anthony Azzopardi and Kieth Anderson following Crash Cobra’s Presidents Cup win.