Day two of the Julius Baer Gold Cup saw two matches held at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. First up, Habtoor Polo faced Zedan Polo. The match was tied 2-all by the end of the first chukka, but Habtoor came through to take control of the game when Facu Sola scored three goals in the second. The team kept their 2 goal advantage all the way to the end, closing the game 8-6 up.
The next match was between Ghantoot and Dubai Wolves. Juan Gris Zavaleta scored for Ghantoot before halftime, and capped it off with three more by the fourth. Ghantoot’s last two goals, from Manuel Crespo and Martin Donovan, gave the organisation the 9-5 win.
HABTOOR 8-6 ZEDAN
HABTOOR: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Hugo Lewis 3 (1 goal), Facundo Sola 9 (6), Tommy Beresford 6 (1). Total: 18.
ZEDAN: Amr Zedan 0, Gato Gándara 5 (2 goals), Santiago Laborde 6 (2), Rauli Laplacette 7 (2). Total:18.
Score Habtoor Polo: 2-2, 5-3, 6-4, 8-6, 8-6.
GHANTOOT 9-5 WOLVES
GHANTOOT: Yousef Bin Desmal 1, César Crespo 4 (1 goal), Juan Gris Zavaleta 8 (6), Martin Donovan 5 (2). Total: 18.
WOLVES: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1 (1 goal), Justo Cuitiño 3, Marcos Araya 7 (1), Manuel Crespo 7 (3). Total: 18.
Score Ghantoot: 2-1, 3-2, 4-3, 7-4, 9-5.
The Julius Baer Gold Cup continues on Friday:
2pm: Abu Dhabi vs Desert Palm
4pm: UAE Polo vs Mahra
THE DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series:
-Silver Cup (18-goal): January 25 – February 8.
-Polo Masters Cup (10-goal): February 10-15.
-Julius Baer Gold Cup (18-goal): February 18 – March 8.
-Dubai Challenge Cup (18-goal): March 15-30.
-Dubai Cup (8-goal): April 2-12.