Aparri-de Castro bags 2010 World Slasher Cup-2 solo champion

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm 

MANILA, June 7 – Long time partners Atty. Art de Castro and Eddie Aparri via their entry Art Ed As Thunderbee bagged the 2010 World Slasher Cup-2 Hawaiian 8-Cock Invitational Derby at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, organizers said Monday.

The Art Ed As Thunderbee came from behind to overtake ten leading entries during the finals to bag the solo victory of the 168-entry cockfest which ended late Saturday.

The event was hosted by Pintakasi of Champions and co-presented by Thunderbird SabongNation.

A loyal Thunderbird–the winning formula user, Aparri, with de Castro fought a formidable fleet of four to five-year-old fighters composed of locally-bred crosses and a number of imported pure broodcocks.

“It’s gratifying," Aparri said after sealing the championship and winning his first World Slasher Cup.

He added he’s been into the Sport for about 40 years and was already fighting in the big leagues even during the heydays of the Teresa Square Garden against the likes of James Chiongbian, Don Ricardo Silverio and Biboy Enriquez among others.

During the championship, the duo fielded full brothers of three-fourth Leiper Hatch –one-fourth Cowan Roundhead for their 5th and 6th fight and two 5 years old White-Legged Roundhead – Clarets brothers for their 7th and 8th assignments.

In the eliminations they unleashed two pure Sheryll Penny Hatches, followed with Johnny Jumper Greys in the semis.

A firm believer of lunar influence in the performance of fighting cocks as well a respected scales reader, de Castro has written numerous articles on “senyales” and color codes of feathers.

But de Castro never forgets to say that it’s still good bloodline, good upbringing, good feeds and medicine such as those from Thunderbird and good conditioning that are the essential factors.

“We fought dark-legged fowls in the elims and semis, but on the finals, light-legged fowls were our choice," de Castro revealed.

For its part, the Pintakasi of Champions expressed its gratitude to the participants through Plaques of Participation and also announced the holding of the 2011 World Slasher Cup-1 on January 17 to 23, 2011. (PNA)

LDV/JCA

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