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The Chenel Cup, the competitors organised by the Community of Madrid and the Fundación Toro de Lidia, during which 18 modest bullfighters compete for the possibility to remain afloat and, above all, to make it onto the poster for 12 October in Las Ventas, already has the 2 finalists who will return to the ring in Móstoles this Sunday: Molina and Víctor Hernández. That was the choice of the jury, however the third swordsman, the Mexican Luis David Adame, did the identical as his companions – he even minimize off an ear – and got here away with a handful of noses.

Of course, the ruling of those that have to evaluate is respectable, however the deliberate election system is impertinent: a three-way semifinal and a two-way last. The three bullfighters who reached the semifinal deserved to be within the last, and that might have been the fairest determination.

The bullfight, three comfortable and noble bulls from Adolfo Martín, and one other three from Zacarías Moreno, one violent, the opposite boring and the third cell, however none of them elegant, ​​didn’t contribute to the success of the celebration. Furthermore, the wind blew strongly, and people accountable for the bullring, the president being the primary, didn’t understand the mud that would type as quickly as the primary bull got here out into the ring.

It was not a cloud of mud, however a cloud of mud that, at occasions, made it not possible to obviously distinguish the actions of the bull and the bullfighter. The worst half fell to Adame who opened a spot and swallowed a number of kilos of yellow dust. Before the second left, they watered, and it was Molina who took management of the hose. And later, midway by way of the race, we needed to cease once more to return to the water and calm the mud. A disastrous unpredictability.

Adame, essentially the most senior of the shortlist, and essentially the most expert, solved with out flinching the large problem of the wind and the bottom towards a primary bull as noble because it was bland. He acquired the fourth with an extended change of knees within the third, and on the crutch he was decided and devoted towards a cell animal.

Molina and Hernández went to the bullpen door on their first engagements and acquired their bulls on their knees. Molina's was genius, violent and with a decomposed assault, and the bullfighter confirmed himself courageous in an unequal job. Hernández, for his half, started the duty of muleta for statues and was capable of display his good opinion in a few pure earlier than a somersault with out penalties.

Molina suffered one other catch with out penalties within the fifth, and he excelled in a last spherical of naturals on toes collectively. Hernández closed the afternoon towards a adolfo very comfortable and noble, nevertheless it allowed him to make some tasteful muletazos together with his left hand. Marcos Prieto and Diego Valladar dismounted after matching that final sixth bull, the identical as Caco Ramos and Fernando Sánchez did within the second.

The three killed very badly, with an incapacity inappropriate for somebody known as a bullfighter; For such an necessary motive, a blind eye to the three of them or the three of them to his home. The relaxation is impertinence.

Martín-Moreno/Adame, Molina, Hernández

Three bulls Adolfo Martinfirst, fifth and sixth, tame; the primary one boring and missing in caste, the opposite two very comfortable and noble; and three of Zacarías Moreno, second, third and fourth, mansurrones; the primary with genius and violence, the second boring and the third with mobility. All six have been nicely introduced.

Luis David Adame: low lunge (ovation); metisaca and ahead and perpendicular lunge (ear).

Molina: _notice_ a puncture and a considerably indifferent stab (ear); two punctures, nearly solely pierced _notice_ and a descabello (ovation).

Victor Hernandez: prick _notice_ prick and thrust (ovation); _notice_ lunge fall and mendacity, half mendacity, a descabello _second _notice_ and a descabello (return to the ring).

Mostoles Square (Madrid)June 29. Chenel Cup semi-final. Less than half full.

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