Oliver Towned has entered Carousel Quest in Kentucky as part of the final stage to win the Rolex Grand Slam and its $350,000 prize.
In a March 9th interview, Townend stated: “We decided a month ago that it probably wasn’t in Carousel Quest and Flint Curtis’ best interests to travel to the other end of the world at this stage in their life and their career.”
However, Townend’s previous choice, Ashdale Cruise Master fell last weekend at Lincolnshire. Townend claims that Carousel Quest’s Rolex entry was sent in before the fall, and stated that “Carousel Quest is just on such unbelievable form.”
Carousel Quest has not run since the pair’s disastrous showjumping at Pau, but is set to run the advanced intermediate at Gatcombe. Rolex would be Carousel Quest’s 4th Four-Star in less than a year. Townend also has OTD Master Rose entered.