The winner was Manuel Escribano, who walked two ears, certainly excessive, of the brave and noble second bull of the afternoon. But the news resided in Morante de la Puebla, which was announced for the first time with the legendary miuras, and all eyes were focused on him. In fact, the paper ran out at the box office with the claim of its presence on the poster.
And it did not disappoint. What’s more, he more than proved that his supposed feat was not a bluff. It is true that he is on a roll, and with the attitude of a beginning bullfighter eager for triumphs. But he did not do the paseo to cover the file, but to confirm that he is in the best moment of his career, and he is the fittest bullfighter of the entire season.
He appeared dressed in tobacco and white thread, with socks of this color and golden vest; at the end of the walk he pouted when he verified that the albero was loose and a dust was predicted, as it happened. But as soon as the first miura came out, tall, open with pythons, loose and distracted, he began to fight in his artistic ways. Two veronicas to open your mouth, a very singular galleo por chicuelinas at the end of which the bull collapsed; a poster sock when he took it to the horse for the second time, and a later removal of four and a half extraordinary veronicas. There it was. a few initials, a trincherilla and an elegant finish while the bull again showed his weaknesses. He tried with eager will, and still some detail emerged to sign a very dignified performance in his first encounter with the mythical cattle ranch.
The fourth returned to the corrals due to his manifest disability, and was replaced by a meek and complicated Virgin Mary bull. Morante was not daunted by such circumstance, and although he could not stand out with the cape, he squeezed the clumsy attack with a commendable disposition. He began his work in the last third with one knee on the ground to draw a few assisted by bass, a pinwheel, a shot and a change of hands that did host the best omens. Long rounds and very felt with the right hand —the animal let go of its face on the opposite side— by force of a willful persistence; one more batch, the best, on the same side, with the adornment of carrying in his left hand a wide-brimmed hat that was in the sand, and a low thrust of rapid effect. Despite the recognition of the public, who asked for his ear, he gestured to the president not to grant it and refused to go around the ring, which was insistently required of him.
The winner, however, it was Escribano, who offered a lesson in honor and commitment. He received his two bulls on their knees in the media, he had two bad times because both stopped shortly before accepting the long change, and he veronized them with ease and showiness. He was the best bull of the afternoon, the second, brave on the horse, long on flags and noble and repeater on the crutch. And he lived up to the conditions of the animal with a warm, long and deep bullfight, especially on the right side. There was no passion, nor that point of delivery between bull, bullfighter and public, but their work was meritorious and cheered by the lines. He killed with a withering thrust and wandered two ears that seemed excessive. bull, insipid and outcast, did not allow any glimpse of brilliance.
And Pepe Moral had worse luck. The most infumable lot, the third classless and the sixth impossible, was his. Perhaps he was faint and defeated, but the truth is that the bulls did not allow him any confidence.
Miura / Morante, Escribano, Moral
Toros de Miura, (the fourth, returned as invalid), uneven in presentation, meek, soft and very outcast; brave and noble the second. The hat, of Virgin Mary, meek and complicated.
Morante de la Puebla: half crossed and three locks (ovation); low lunge (great ovation).
Manuel Escribano: great lunge (two ears); prick, thrust, a pithing (warning) and a pithing (ovation).
Pepe Moral: pricking and thrusting (ovation); three punctures, low thrust, one pith (warning) and two pits (silence).
Plaza de La Maestranza. October 3. Fourteenth and last fair run. Full of ‘no tickets’ over a capacity of 60%.