A very generous presidency, a festive and undemanding public and, above all, a brave batch of bulls from Victoriano del Río They put in the hands of the right-handed Frenchman Sebastián Castella the three necessary ears so that today he could cross on his shoulders, without deserving it, the Puerta del Príncipe de la Maestranza in the second celebration of the San Miguel fair.
Beyond analyzing how the fact would deserve in an almost sociological way, the triumphalist result of the performance of the veteran French right-hander does not find sufficient justification from the purely bullfighting point of view, as that he did not finish taking advantage of nor to dominate the precise attacks of two bulls that were in reality the ones who added the most to the balance of the emotion of both tasks.
The first of the afternoon, who came out like a hat, had a more temperate bravery, with a clear, long and sweet delivery in each of his starts, until putting Castella on a plate something more than the short crutches that, more than binding him, he gave him in each round, after a brusque but spirited greeting from the capotero.
Only on two or three occasions, with his left hand, did the right-handed Frenchman engage those attacks with the flights of deception, as requested by the Victoriano del Rio to travel longer of what was always asked of him during a mess that was nothing more than correct and that was already rewarded, even after a puncture, with too much ease with the first trophy.
But even less justified were the two ears that the president granted him from the fourth, a bull with a long neck that Castella fought. with indifference in the first thirds but that came up in banderillas with an unsuspected temper.