119th Argentina Palermo Open
PILARA PIAGET 14, MAGUAL 11
Earlier in the day, Magual (Alejandro Muzzio, Marcos Di Paola, Facundo Sola and Jaime Huidobro) gave Pilará Piaget an early scare Saturday afternoon in Argentina Open play. Heavily favored Pilará Piaget took an early 3-2 lead after the opening chukker, but watched Magual tie it up at 4-4 in the second period.
Outscoring Pilara Piaget 2-1 in the third, Magual moved in front by a narrow 6-5 margin.
A reinvigorated Pilará Piaget team took the field in the fourth chukker. Pilará Piaget scored four times while holding Magual scoreless and leaving the field at the end of the first half with a 9-6 lead.
Pilará Piaget continued to dominate the game in the second half, outscoring Magual 2-1 and extending its lead to four goals. Pilará Piaget left the field on top of an 11-7 score.
Magual came back with a pair of goals in the sixth while limiting Pilará Piaget to a single score. Pilará Piaget continued to lead, but the margin had been cut back to three goals, 12-9.
Magual continued to press in the seventh but were limited to a single goal. Pilará Piaget picked up two more scores and led 14-10 with one chukker left to play.
Pilará Piaget cruised through the final chukker in a 14-11 win. The win boosts Pilará Piaget’s record to 2-0 while Magual falls to 0-2.
Argentine Open action continues tomorrow, Sunday, November 25 when La Aguada (1-0) meets La Aguada/Las Monjitas (0-1) at 1:45pm, followed by a 4:30pm battle between Ellerstina (1-0) and La Natividad (0-1).
THE DAY'S BEST POLO ARGENTINO BRED
The Argentine Polo Pony Breeder´s Association presented the blankets to the best Polo Argentino Bred of the games.
The awarded was Guri Silvina Luna, owned, bred and ridden by Sebastián Merlos.