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Wed 17th Jul 2019

King Power Gold Cup Final

VS King Power and Dubai through to the Final

In an exciting day of high goal polo at Cowdray Park Polo Club, the finalists for the 2019 King Power Gold Cup have been decided. 

First to take to the iconic Lawns 2 was host team VS King Power and Andrey Borodin’s Park Place. From the off, the match was closely fought, with the teams trading goals up and up the scoreboard. Going into half-time, there was little room between the teams and it was neck-and-neck throughout the final three chukkas, as the teams valiantly fought for possession. But in the final moments of the final chukka, young Juan Martín Zubía secured the winning goal for Top Srivaddhanaprabha’s VS King Power team, to take the Semi Final 11-10 and secure the first King Power Gold Cup Final position. 
The second Semi Final of the afternoon was a battle of woes between a younger and lower handicapped Dubai side and Cartier Queen’s Cup winners, the experienced Scone Polo, who took to the field with England stalwarts James Beim and James Harper. The first two chukkas saw Dubai take an early lead, with the Castagnola brothers Bartolito and Camilo using their fraternal senses to outwit the Scone players, but as the play wound down to the half-time break, Scone Polo came back to even the scoreboard, 6-6. Nico Pieres began Scone’s second half with a neckshot goal to put his team ahead for the first time, 7-6, but Dubai were quick to respond. The teams began to trade goals, but with a 12-8 lead, Dubai’s Rashid Albwardy was knocked from his horse and momentarily taken off the field for medical attention. With the game restarted, Dubai continued to hold the lead into the sixth chukka, 14-8 and despite Scone coming back with two goals, Dubai secured their King Power Gold Cup Final position with a 14-10 victory.
The King Power Gold Cup Final will take place at 3pm on Sunday 21 July, with tickets still available here now.
The King Power Gold Cup Final Teams:
VS King Power (22): Top Srivaddhanaprabha (0), Polito Pieres (9), Marcos di Paola (7) & Juan Martín Zubía (6)
Dubai (21): Camilo Castagnola (6), Rashid Albwardy (1), Bartolito Castagnola (6) & Nachi du Plessis (8)
 
Photograph: VS King Power and Dubai have made it through to The King Power Gold Cup Final on Sunday 21 June. By Pablo Ramirez and Helen Cruden

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