When the San Isidro Fair was presented at the beginning of February, the fans noticed a few posters, including the one from this afternoon, the fourteenth of the season ticket. In fact, he was the first to post the no tickets as soon as the tickets went on sale. Three figures, Roca Rey in them, were the claim. Then it turned out that the two herds announced (Puerto de San Lorenzo and La Ventana del Puerto) on the day ended up being four, as a bull from Valdefresno entered and a hat from El Vellosino, a substitute for the invalid who came out in second place. We are going something like a livestock contest without being one.
José María Manzanares opened the bill and that was already news because the bullfighter from Alicante, who turns twenty as an alternative, is not remembered in another like this. Then the bull, who showed both weakness and good condition, allowed him to baste both round and natural crutches carried with a good hand, but unable to avoid the disapproval of some. The final blow ended up tipping the balance and the man from Alicante greeted an ovation.
With the fourth, things turned out to be very blurred, put down to this that the bull, which no one could blame for its presentation, lacked everything that, apart from morphology, should characterize a fighting bull, chaste at best.
And Manzanares, in such a special year for him, leaves San Isidro without much glory. Although not sorry either.
The first of Emilio de Justo was returned due to manifest disability and the hat, with its elusive behavior, barely allowed the right-hander from Extremadura to get good moments when, through the right piton, he managed to hold it on his powerful crutch.
But the fifth came out, from Puerto de San Lorenzo, Cigar by name, and Emilio de Justo tasted it to his heart's content, especially when he fought it for the right piton. Bravo the bull, full of bullfighting the bullfighter at the beginning with crutches from below, the figure semi genuflects. Already upright, the tandas in a round were superb, because the bullfighter responded to the deep charges of the bull, always well positioned and carrying them with depth, temper and slowness, the same as the chest passes, cathedrals. Everyone agreed on the magnitude of the work, only the sword crossed his way to the front door, through which he already left on his first afternoon and awaits him at the Charity Gate.
The fate of the great figures of bullfighting has always been that, once such a condition has been won and recognized, the very ones who promoted them question them. In Las Ventas, more.
And, of course, with Roca Rey it could not be less. The "guardians of the essences" reproached him for the placement between the crutch and the crutch while the rest of the square cheered the series in the round, which had adjustment, linking and the stillness brand of the house. When he changed the hand crutch, the wind -absent until then- made its obligatory visit and since the bull was not used in the same way either, things went less. But, often the Peruvian is, he put his crutch on his back and some bernadinas arrived, the first of them changing the bull's journey at the last moment, with chills. Then, the sword did not work as it should and opinions were divided - shouting between lying and lying - and while some gloated in protest the others applauded.
With the afternoon - about two and a half hours since its start - already expired, the sixth came out and with the dissenting regrowths, Roca Rey persisted without results. He has another one left, already outside the Fair.