With only 10 undefeated entries (4 pts. apiece); 6 with 3.5 points each and 31 3-pointers, a tight race to the finish is expected as the finals of the 207-entry 2009 World Slasher Cup 8-Cock Invitational Derby unfolds today at the Araneta Coliseum starting at 11:00 a.m. with more than 100-all important fights lined up.
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, the 5-day cocking Olympics is sponsored by Thunderbird Platinum and Thunderbird Bexan XP. Backyard breeders are ivited to attend the Thunderbird Bigtime Seminar to he held at 8:00 a.m. at the Mandarin Oriental Suites, 4th Level, Gateway Mall in Araneta Center featuring top Thunderbird endorsers and Dr. Teddy Tanchangco as guest lecturers. Those who wish to attend must bring one empty pack each of Platinum and Bexan XP.
Leading the pack is Iloilo’s Jezry Palmares (with T. Rañola) who scored 4 pts. in his entry Cherokee Archangel and 3.5 pts. in his second bet JP Cherokee Kumul.
Duplicating Palmares’ record is the tandem of Ricky Reyes & Wilson Ong with their Rian Octagon Oliver WORR unscathed with 4 points, while another entry Rian Octagon Tienvo HNRR has 3.5 pts.
Meanwhile, another milestone in Philippine cocking history may be in the making, as lady cocker Osang dela Cruz (Gold Quest Champions) also with a 4-0 win-loss slate, guns for the title and be the first woman champ ever.
Equally impressive with 4-0 win-loss cards are German Thomas Mischkus (Alexis Farm – Germany), Max Roxas (Paniqui Max Feb 22 5-Cock and Jun Cuello/Gov. Plaza (EPJC Public Demand). A. Mangubat (AJM-I); Noli Gabon (MJRG); Elmer Baccud/Ampil Bros. (EYB Sabong Sports) and Rodelio Costales (Spoiled sa Amo).
Dangerously close behind are those with 3 wins and 1 draw, led by Thunderbird
top endorser Sonny Lagon Aquarius Blue Blade Farm SPC with his phenomenal Sweaters; Atty. H. Capuchino (JPA Happy Birthday Kid Aki); Edmund Yasay/Atty. Ed Moreno (EM –Summit JH-MI)and the team of Wilbert LeBlanc & Richard Harris (Yellow Rose –San Lorenzo).