La Indiana achieves a big win in the second day of action for the Santa Maria Polo Club High Goal Gold Cup
La Indiana defeated Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada by 17 goals to 13 in their debut for the Santa Maria Polo Club High Goal Gold Cup, the most important trophy of the 46th International Polo Tournament. In a great polo match, undoubtedly one of the best so far in this season, La Indiana, who suffered several setbacks in the Silver Cup (two-player injuries), achieved a victory that worths more than two points. The huge crowd at Los Pinos field 3 enjoyed the great match held by La Indiana and Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada.
Agustín Merlos- La Indiana
“It’s nice to be back, let’s start from there (laughs)” said Agustín Merlos in his return to the polo fields after suffering an injure in the first match of the Silver Cup. “I really wanted to play but I was in pain, uncomfortable. Now that I’m better, although not 100%, I needed to be back on the field and luckily it was a good comeback. It was a great match. Horses respond in a great way, Michael (Bickford) and Byron (Watson) played a great match and “Negrito” (Juan Gris) Zavaleta joined the team in a very good way. We came with a lot of bad luck because of the injuries so this great triumph worths more than two points”.
The Gold Cup returns tomorrow to Los Pinos, main venue of the 46th International Polo Tournament. Lechuza Caracas, champion of the Maserati Silver Cup, will play against Dubai, defending champion of the trophy at Los Pinos field 4 from 7 pm.
Aerolíneas Argentinas Medium Goal Gold Cup
Equus, winner of the Silver Cup, keeps the good streak also in the Gold Cup after defeating Marqués de Riscal by 10 goals to 8. The Gold Cup will resume tomorrow with a single match that will face Sainte Mesme and Royal Salute from the 6 pm at Los Pinos field 2.
Isolas 1892 Low Goal Gold Cup
The Isolas 1892 Low Goal Gold Cup began with victories by La Clarita and Sapphire at the Puente de Hierro fields. La Clarita defeated Sardañola by 8 goals to 6 while Sapphire did the same with FCT Sotovila by 11-5. The trophy will continue tomorrow with the match that La Mangosta, winner of the Silver, will play against Jolly Rogers King of Polo from 11 am at Puente de Hierro fields.
In this 46th edition of the Tournament more than 21 teams are taking part of the competition, with a large number of elite players, including four of the top 10 players in world polo ranking: Facundo Pieres, who will play with Ayala Polo Team; Juan Martín Nero and Pablo MacDonough, who will stand up for Brunei and Dubai Polo Teams, and the Uruguayan David Stirling.
Besides polo matches, attendance, that´s free during almost all the season matches, has many leisure activities available: a varied gastronomy, Shopping Village, children’s area, bars, After Polo night parties.