Oliver Townend’s lucky color must be gray. After winning Burghley in 2007 on Carousel Quest, Ballaghmor Class carried him to victory again today. They used up the rail they had in hand early
on in the course, but managed to jump clean with only one time fault.
It was a tough course — only five horses jumped double clear and a total of six had no fences down.
Don’t be fooled by the victory lap. Townend chose to ride Samuel Thomas. The pair finished in 21st place.