One of the resounding memories of Royal Ascot last month was the abounding joy expressed by Eve Johnson Houghton when she landed a first Group 1 success with Accidental Agent in the Queen Anne Stakes on the opening day.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of Eve’s company will know that she lives and breathes horses and the passion she displayed on that momentous occasion was nothing less than expected from a trainer who has made terrific progress in the past two seasons.
Not surprisingly, the £367,197 that Accidental Agent collected for that victory has helped her sweep past her prize money total of £663,150 for 2017, when she netted 52 wins, with £676,247 in the coffers already and 24 winners so far.
Accidental Agent could soon be bidding for further honours at Deauville but she has plenty more ammunition to fire on the home front.
Eve said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with the way that the season has been progressing but I haven’t got many horse to run at the moment on this fast ground that prevails.”
Eve kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about stable star Accidental Agent and several others that she hopes will be reaching the winner’s enclosure in the months to come.