MANILA, Philippines?Only five entries from a starting field of 125 in Group A have remained unscathed with four straight wins going into the bracket?s 4-cock championship round Friday in the 2010 World Slasher Cup 8-Cock International Derby at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The penultimate day of action in what is billed as the ?Olympics of Cockfighting? will also have the Group B top scorers, part of another starting field of 115 entries, scouting the opposition ahead of Saturday?s group finals.
Reigning Bakbakan 10-Stag National Derby champion Sonny Magtibay and Boy Tanyag, with their entry RM Red Cobra Farm, lead Group A?s 4 pointers in the derby hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions and co-presented by Thunderbird Bexan XP.
Also with perfect four wins were Passi City Mayor Jesry Palmares (JJTRC Cherokee), the group of Cockfights Magazine publisher Wilvin Sy (JLW 1128), Ricki Reyes (Rian Colors Octagon BM), and 2000 Slasher back-to-back champion Peping Ricafort (PTK Yucatan).
If they go all the way, Magtibay and Tanyag will duplicate Gengen Arayata?s feat of winning both the Bakbakan and the World Slasher Cup titles in the same year.
Close on the heels of the five entries with 3.5 points (three wins and one draw) each are Thunderbird Winning Team members Boy Marzo (BM Bulalayaw Abenmach), and Karamba of Rhemy Medrano.
After the final round for Group B entries on Saturday, the highest pointers from the two groups will be crowned the 2010 World Slasher Cup titlists.
The 3 pointers?Thunderbird Hatchet-1 of Nene Araneta and Roger Roberts, Deep Impact BC of Cito Alberto, Special Forces Mambucal of Otec Geros;
Paningkamot of lawyer Arcal Astorga, MB 300 of MB Farm, Tin-Tin of Wilson Agbayani, GE Longscore of Gerry Escalona and Celso Evangelista, TMP Farms of Tady Palma, Wildfoot of Joey Melendrez and Rene P., High Grade of Gov. Eddie Bong Plaza;
Rainbow Wild 1 of Philip Chiongbian, It?s Showtime Anito of Jed Yulo and Mauro Prieto, Thunderbee Mangar and ED AS DC of Manny Garcia, Atty. de Castro and Ed Aparri, Mahakam Farm-1, an entry from Indonesia;
Sagupaan Complexor 30000 of Patrick Antonio and Loverboy of Jorge Torres, AC Red Skin-1 of Alex Calderon, JJM-NT Farm-GNAZ-RM of N. Tiri/Guy/Jun M., RT-JU Riverside of James Uy/Cheley E and Allan Siaco, Black Cobra/Zabong/JJTRC of Damon York and JV Magsaysay;
AS Knights Magpasikat DC of Dong Chung/Allan Siaco/James Uy, Mangar and ED AS DC of Ed Aparri and Manny Garcia, JMP Muntinlupa of Lito Cay, Alanado Mahakam GE of Denny and Nino, JT Hawaii S.E.S. of Chris/Glen/Joe T/W, KGB Longscore of Francis Lumunsad and Celso Evangelista;
JM Fantastic of Mayor Vic Amante and lawyer Jun Mendoza, Rian Octagon Oliver Colors of Ricki Reyes, PTK Country Road, and Alexander of Berin Bros.