The 46th International Polo Tournament has experienced an intense day with matches in the three handicaps, and in the fields of Los Pinos and in the iron bridge of the Santa Maria Polo Club , the Gold Cups have celebrated their second day with A sports show.
In the high handicap, La Indiana has beaten Dos Lunas A & G Private Banking from 17 to 13 , in its premiere of the Gold Cup Santa Maria Polo Club, the most important trophy of the 46th International Polo Tournament. In a great game of polo, undoubtedly one of the best so far this season, La Indiana, who suffered several setbacks in the Silver Cup (two-player injuries), has achieved a win that is worth more than two points . The formation of the patron Michael Bickford suffered the losses of Agustín Merlos and Nick Roldán in the first game of Glass of Silver and had to rearm in that match to finally face the Glass of Gold, with the return of Agustín and the incorporation of Juan Gris Zavaleta to the team. And he has done it in the best way, with a great teamwork and a victory that is worth its weight in gold before the finalist of the Silver Cup Maserati. The great amount of public that has attended this afternoon to the game of the field 3 of Los Pinos has enjoyed and much with the duel that has finally taken Indiana by 17 to 13.
For his part, Agustin Merlos (La Indiana) has stated after the game that “how nice it is to return, let’s start there (laughs)” after his return to the courts after injuring himself on the first day of the Maserati Silver Cup. “I really wanted to play but I was in pain, uncomfortable. Now that I’m better, although not 100%, I wanted to play yes or yes and luckily it was a good comeback, “said the polist, who has noted that” it was a great match. It is true that we did not start well but we knew it. What we did not expect was to react so fast and that was one of the key points especially with the tough opponent we had in front of us. The very good horse, Michael (Bickford) and Byron (Watson) played a great match and the ‘Negrito’ (Juan Gris) Zavaleta mates very well. We came with a lot of bad luck for the injuries so we start well, with this great triumph, is worth more than two points. “
The Santa María Polo Club’s high-handicap Cup will return tomorrow to the fields of Los Pinos, main site of the 46th International Polo Tournament, a free entry event, with champion of the Silver Cup Maserati, Lechuza Caracas, Which opens to Dubai, the current champion of the Gold Cup. The duel between these two powerful teams will be at 19:00 on the court 4 of Los Pinos.
Tomorrow, more competition in the medium and low handicap
Equus , champion of the Silver Cup, maintains the good streak also in the Gold Cup Aerolíneas Argentinas of medium handicap after winning his inaugural match against Marqués de Riscal by 10 to 8 . The Gold Cup continues tomorrow with a single game that will face Sainte Mesme and Royal Salute from 18:00 on the 2nd floor of Los Pinos.
On the other hand, with the triumphs of La Clarita and Sapphire has begun the Isolas 1892 Gold Cup of low handicap in the fields of Puente de Hierro. La Clarita has won an attractive encounter with Sardañola by 8 to 6 , while Sapphire has done the same with FCT Sotovila by 11 to 5 .
The competition continues tomorrow with the match between La Mangosta, Silver Cup champion, and Jolly Rogers King of Polo.This meeting will be played from 11:00 on the 2nd floor of Puente de Hierro.
The 46th International Polo Tournament of Santa María Polo Club has since last Monday its most important stage with the Santa María Polo Club, Aerolineas Argentinas and Isolas 1892 Gold Cups of high, medium and low handicap. The competition will end next August 27 with the winner of the Santa Maria Polo Club Gold Cup high handicap, after five weeks of a tournament high, with the best teams and polistas in the world.