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Tue 19th Mar 2024

Bhansali Polo Lift Dubai Challenge Cup

6˝-5 win against El Basha Polo

Bhansali clinched victory at The Dubai Challenge Cup, the third leg of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, after defeating El Basha on Wednesday 13 March at Al Habtoor Polo Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The initial stages of the game were marked by intense action, with both teams displaying determination to score while maintaining solid defensive strategies. Gonzalo Santamarina of Bhansali Polo showcased remarkable skill, consistently contributing to his team's score and establishing early stability with support from his teammates. On the other side, Tomás Iriarte of El Basha Polo ensured their team fought back. The match remained fiercely contested with a narrow score margin, ultimately resulting in Bhansali Polo's victory with a score of 6½ goals to 5. Bhansali’s Manuel Pérez was chosen as Most Valuable Player and Azul, played by Santamarina, was chosen as Best Playing Pony. A full report will follow in the next issue of Polo Times, click here to renew your subscription.
The Dubai Challenge Cup Final Teams: 
Bhansali (9): Rishi Bhansali (0), Manuel Perez (2), Gonzalo Santamarina (5) & Ariel Ponzi (2)
El Basha Polo (10): Hani Jabshe (-1), Justo Cuitiño (3), Tomás Iriarte (4) & Juan Cruz Guevara (4)
Photograph: Action from The Dubai Challenge Cup Final. By AHPC 

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