Julius Baer Gold Cup: Day 1
Julius Baer Gold Cup: Day 1Julius Baer Gold Cup: Day 1

Julius Baer Gold Cup: Day 1

Overwhelming debut by defending champions Zedan

February 16, 2018
February 16, 2018
Abu Dhabi Polo Team and Zedan Polo had a successful debut at the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 that kick off today at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Abu Dhabi defeated Wolves by 8 goals to 5 and Zedan won his match against UAE Polo by 13 goals to 9 in an attractive double action day.

In the opening game of the Julius Baer Gold Cup, two full speed initial chukkers by Abu Dhabi, with a 3-0 and 5-1 in the score, made the difference for the rest of the game despite Wolves great effort to get back in the match.

In the second match of the day, Zedan Polo Team, the McLaren Cup winners and defending champions of the Gold Cup, started the 2018 edition in the best way. Patron Amr Zedan’s team played a great match, with a perfect foursome performance and ten goaler superstar, Pablo Mac Donough scoring 7 goals.

Abu Dhabi: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Santiago Gómez Romero 3, Santiago Cernadas 6 (2 goals), Alfredo Cappella 9 (6). Total: 18.
Wolves: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1, Matias Diego González 2 (3 goals), Ezequiel M. Ferrario 8 (1), Manuel Crespo 7 (1). Total: 18.
Score Abu Dhabi: 3-0, 5-1, 5-2, 6-4, 8-4.

Zedan: Amr Zedan 0 (1 goal), Tomas Panelo 3 (2), Martín Gándara 5 (3), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (7). Total: 18.
UAE Polo: HH Sheikha Maitha 0, Jimbo Fewster 2, Matias Benoit 6 (3 goals), Polito Pieres 10 (6). Total: 18.
Score Zedan: 2-2, 5-3, 7-5, 13-5, 13-9.

The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 will continue tomorrow with a single match for the second action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club:
4pm: Mahra Polo vs Desert Palm 

Picture Galleries:
Abu Dhabi vs Wolves
Zedan vs UAE Polo
Socials & Around The Field

All matches of the Dubai Gold Cup Series 2018 will be streamed live on Pololine TV via Polocam.