Cartier Queen’s Cup Day – 5

Park Place 11 – 10 Marques de Riscal at The Oaks
Dubai Polo Team 18 – 8 Clinova at The Duke’s Ground

Kicking-off Saturday’s doubleheader in the Cartier Queen’s Cup, Pieres struck early for Park Place at the line, as Caset answered from the field to keep Marques de Riscal within one. Taking advantage of Marques de Riscal’s foul troubles, Pieres went a perfect 4 for 4 on conversions to account for all of Park Place’s contributions in the half for a 4-3 lead. Trading goals in the fourth, Marques de Riscal’s Mackenzie added his name to the scoreboard, followed by a four-goal effort from Caset to seize their first lead of the match 9-7. Despite an impressive eight-goal performance from Caset, a game leading nine goals from Pieres including two in the sixth carried Park Place to the nail-biting 11-10 victory.

Concluding play at The Duke’s Ground, Dubai Polo Team made an immediate impact on a commanding five-goal unanswered run from Castagnola and Bensadon. Finally halting Dubai Polo Team’s offensive blitz, back-to-back goals from Bigatti and del Carril briefly kept Clinova within striking distance, but the force of Castagnola resulted in a dominant seven-goal first half to earn an impressive a 9-4 advantage. Peppering the goal with fifteen first half shots, Dubai Polo Team continued to find success in open play with Albwardy and Laulhe joining in on the action. Attempting to find a rhythm for Clinova, Strada struck on three drives, but a total of 28 shots from the field and a 60% shooting percentage allowed Dubai Polo Team to easily take their second win of the tournament 18-8. This victory also ensured that Rashid Albwardy received the Royal Windsor Horse Show Cup, traditionally played as a league match on the opening weekend of the Cartier Queen’s Cup tournament.

Sunday’s Fixtures
12:00pm – Twelve Oaks vs BP Polo at The Castle Ground
3:00pm – Cibao La Pampa vs Murus Sanctus at The Princes’ Ground

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