By: Martin Henderson

RANCHO SANTA FE — Memo Gracida will look you in the face and, acting the straight man, tell you there’s no such thing as a sure thing.

OK, but don’t let the humility fool you. Gracida, when teamed with his brother, Carlos, provide a close facsimile.

Both are 10-goal players in polo’s worldwide handicapping system, and both helped Hanalei Bay win, 13-8, Sunday over Fish Creek to claim the county’s prestigious Spreckels Cup.