Just one game today, played at Guards Polo Club, but the winner went home with some silverware as it was played for the Royal Windsor Horse Show Cup
Talandracas 11 â€“ 9 HB Polo
Edouard Carmignacâ€™s Talandracas may have started their 2013 Cartier Queenâ€™s Cup campaign with a victory, but they only narrowly defeated the Pailloncysâ€™ HB Polo (rec 1 goal) 11-9. It did not start well for Talandracas, the winners of the Queenâ€™s Cup in 2011, as they failed to score at all in the first chukka. HB Polo, making their debut in this tournament, also failed to capitalize on Talandracasâ€™s poor start, producing only one goal in the first chukka, so giving them a narrow 2-goal advantage going into the second. This continued to be the form for the first half of the game. When the tables were turned and HB Polo failed to score in the third, Talandracas only managed to score two goals, so giving them to the narrowest of leads, 4-3, going into half-time.
HB were the first to increase the pressure in the fourth scoring four goals to only two in reply from Talandracas, allowing the newest team in the high-goal to take the lead once again. Of course this surge only inspired Talandracas, who were back on top at the end of the fifth, leading 9-8. Two further goals from Carmignacâ€™s boys in the final chukka, to only one in reply from HB Polo, guaranteed them a win, but they would have wanted more air in that final score without doubt.
Sunday 26 May
12 noon: Enigma v El Remanso at Coworth Park. The Hanbury boys will find themselves on opposite sides this year.
12 noon: EFG Bank Aravali v Twelve Oaks at Guards Polo Club: Both these teams are looking for their first win of the 2013 competition.
3pm: Dubai v Emlor at Guards Polo Club: Dubai looking for their first win and Emlor aiming for two out of two. The winner of this match will receive the Kerry Packer Trophy.