By Gonzalo Etcheverry
Mahra beat Habtoor 8 goals to 4 to win the Polo Masters Cup at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, meaning that Rashid Al Habtoor's foursome retained the title they claimed in 2016.
Mahra displayed their best polo from the beginning against a very tough and talented Habtoor. Mahra were 3-1 up in the first chukka, and they managed to widen their advantage chukka after chukka. They had a 7-2 lead in the second and scored one more time in the third period to make it at 8-2. Despite Habtoor made a comeback in the last, the damage was done, and the title went to Rashid and his boys.
Jeronimo del Carril was named MVP. Kini, owned by Mahra and ridden by Tito Ruiz Guiñazu in the fourth, took BPP honors.
Score Mahra: 3-1, 7-2, 8-2, 8-4.
Scorers:Mahra: Tito Ruiz Guiñazu 4, Jeronimo del Carril 4.
Habtoor: Guillermo Cuitiño 3, Tomas Beresford 1.
The title of the Subsidiary Cup went to Bin Drai, who defeated Wolves 9-6.
Score Bin Drai: 2-1/ 5-1/ 8-3/ 9-6.
Scorers:Bin Drai: Raúl Laplacette 6, Stuart Wrigley 2, Francisco Elizalde 1.
Wolves: Isidro Strada 2, Tariq Al Habtoor 2, Ali Al Merri 1.