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Bin Drai qualify for Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 semi-finals

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In another exciting double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Bin Drai qualified to the semi-finals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 while Habtoor and Mahra joined Zedan and Wolves in the quarter-finals to be held next Friday.

In Tuesday’s matches, Bin Drai defeated Mahra 9-6 after a great team performance and Habtoor won their match against Desert Palm 7-6 in a very closely contested game.

Bin Drai Polo proved once more that they are a very serious foursome and a tough opponent, and with Tuesday’s victory against Mahra, qualified directly to the semis where they join Abu Dhabi.

Match progression: 2-2/ 4-2/ 5-2/ 7-3/ 9-6

Top scorer: Raul Laplacette (Bin Drai) 3 goals

In the second match of the day, Habtoor Polo achieved a decisive victory against Desert Palm in an even closer game. They played knowing that the winner would be in the quarter-finals and both teams fought hard during the five chukkers for the big prize.

A great individual piece of skill by Francisco Elizalde with one minute to go gave Habtoor the victory and the ticket to the next round of the Julius Baer Gold Cup.

Match progression: 0-2/ 3-3/ 5-5/ 6-6/ 7-6/

Top scorer: Bautista Urbina (Habtoor) 4 goals

The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 will return next Friday to the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club with the Quarter-final matches for the Julius Baer Gold Cup.

Zedan Polo will play against Habtoor from 14:00 followed by Wolves against Mahra from 16:00. 

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