Published on February 3, 2008
Brunei took the better handicap advantage (12-11) over the hosts, but trailed 1-3 in the first chukka.
The Gonzalo siblings, Bourdieu and Fucci, carrying a similar individual handicap of 5, became the visitors' backbone to draw level 4-4 in the second chukka.
However, Thailand put in their best form from there onwards, with highly-skilled Anc Santos and Yanez Gustavo taking turns scoring.
The home team eventually beat the fighting Brunei 11-9 to retain the title and stretch it to a consecutive six times since the tournament's inception in 2003.
Dubai beat Australia 7.5-6 in the third-place play-off.