The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the 2015 British Open Championships at Cowdray Park Polo Club – Day 6
By Victoria Elsbury-Legg
2:00PM El Remanso 12 v 7 La Indiana Group A/B – Manor Farm 1
Sunshine shone over Manor Farm 1 for the only match of Day 6 of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, with El Remanso (George Hanbury, Charlie Hanbury, David Stirling & Ollie Cudmore) playing La Indiana (Michael Bickford, James Beim, John Paul Clarkin & James Harper). This was a match El Remanso were keen to win so they could join the other teams with two unbeaten games – King Power Foxes, Dubai, Apes Hill and UAE. It was equally as important for Michael Bickford’s La Indiana, who only narrowly missed out on a win in their first game last Thursday against King Power Foxes after a golden goal in an extra chukka from Gonzalito Pieres.
By the end of chukka two however El Remanso were beginning to creep ahead with their lead at 5-2, which rapidly crept up to 8 v 3, then in chukka four 10 v 3. In chukka five El Remanso managed to add a goal, but were still four goals to El Remanso’s eleven heading into the final chukka. It seemed the sixth was to be all La Indiana’s as they scored three goals in quick succession. Despite the goals however it was quite simply not to be their match – with a final scoreboard reading El Remanso 12 v 7 La Indiana, meaning the white shirted La Indiana side now join VPS Healthcare Sifani, Thai Polo, HB Polo and Talandracas with two games lost in the league stage.
No games on Tuesday 30th June 2015
Matches on Wednesday 1st July
12:00PM RH Polo- v -HB Polo Group C
2:00PM King Power- v -Dubai Group C
Matches on Thursday 2nd July
12:00PM Zacara- v -VPS Healthcare Sifani Group A/B
2:00PM El Remanso- v -Salkeld Group A/B
Matches on Friday 3rd July
11:00AM Apes Hill- v -La Indiana Group A/B
1:00PM King Power Foxes- v -Talandracas Group A/B