Summer Mile ‘in the mix’ for Queen Anne hero Accidental Agent

QEII ‘a big target’ for Royal Ascot winner

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Royal Ascot hero Accidental Agent could return to the Berkshire circuit for the Summer Mile on Saturday week.

Trained by Eve Johnson Houghton and owned and bred by her mother, Gaie, the four-year-old caused a 33-1 upset when claiming Group One glory in the Queen Anne Stakes a fortnight ago.

The son of Delegator does not hold an entry in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and with connections shying away from stumping up the £70,000 supplementary fee, he could instead drop back to Group Two level at Ascot.

Johnson Houghton said: “All roads lead to the QEII (at Ascot in October), it’s just a question of what route we take to get there.

“The Prix Jacques le Marois looks good, but we’ve another six weeks until that and we might run him again beforehand.

“The Summer Mile back at Ascot is in the mix. He would have to be supplemented for the Sussex Stakes and while I’ll never say never, I would say it more unlikely than likely.”

The trainer added: “The QEII is a big target and maybe he could go for the Breeders’ Cup after that, but we’ll see.

“These are lovely problems to have, but they’re problems I’ve never had before, so it’s a case of working it all out.”

Summer Mile ‘in the mix’ for Queen Anne hero Accidental Agent
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