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Agent on a mission! With a grandad who outwitted the Gestapo and a grandma who beat racing's sexists

Eve Johnson Houghton is determined to prove a point at Royal Ascot next week.


The No 1 priority is the desire to disprove those people who still think the win of her 33-1 shot Accidental Agent in last year's Group One Queen Anne Stakes, the mile race which opens the meeting on Tuesday, was a fluke.


It's an idea, Eve accepts, could be supported up by the evidence of two further runs last year which failed to match up to Accidental Agent's glory day, in particular a lacklustre show at Newmarket in September when he walked out of the starting stalls and looked none-too-keen to get involved.

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