Road to the winner’s enclosure
TUESDAY 2.30 QUEEN ANNE STAKES
LAST year’s Queen Anne Stakes victor Accidental Agent started off his 2018 campaign at Ascot, finishing third behind the Simon Crisford-trained Century Dream in the Listed Paradise Stakes. The son of Delegator, who has won two of his five starts at the Berkshire track, then ran in the Group 1 Lockinge, finishing sixth of 14 behind the talented Rhododendron. Trainer Eve Johnson Houghton previously said he had not had an ideal build-up to the race but still finished in front of Group 2 scorer Beat The Bank and Lincoln winner Addeybb. Sent off an unconsidered 33-1 shot for the Queen Anne, the then four-year-old was held up before heading runner-up Lord Glitters and eventual third Lightning Spear by half a length and a neck. Accidental Agent also comprehensively reversed form with Century Dream, who finished three-quarters of a length further behind in fourth.