BLEWBURY trainer Eve Johnson Houghton could hardly believe her luck after Accidental Agent provided the most valuable success of her career in the totescoop6 Challenge Cup at Ascot.

Charlie Bishop, gaining not only his biggest victory but also his first winner at the Berkshire track, brought the 16-1 chance with a withering run in Saturday’s seven-furLong Heritage Handicap to capture the £112,050 first prize.

Striking the front 150 yards from home, the three-year-old colt, who is owned and bred by the Johnson Houghton’s mother, Gaie, held off the fast-finishing Lord Glitters by half a length.

It was the second big pot Accidental Agent had scooped, having picked up £81,165 in the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes at Newmarket on the corresponding day 12 months ago.

Johnson Houghton said: “He was bred by my mum and was the first foal of one of her mares.

“We took him to the sales and we couldn’t get eight grand for him.

“It’s just unbelievable. We are so chuffed with him.

“I kept saying this is a Group horse and Charlie kept saying this is a Group horse, but we were so disappointed early doors.

“He just sort of outgrew his own strength. We’ve all been really patient, and Nynke (Schilder, groom) is really good with him and they are brilliant in the yard, so it’s just fantastic.”

Johnson Houghton and Bishop capped a memor- able day when Tiny Tempest (13-2) completed a 126-1 across-the-card double by getting off the mark in an extended mile nursery at Wolverhampton’s evening meeting.

They had also struck earlier in the week when Lady Marigold got up in the final stride to pip Haylah by a head in an extended five furlong fillies’ novice stakes at Bath.

Bishop was in the winner’s enclosure again after 25-1 shot Fayrouz Rose, from Mick Channon’s West Ilsley stables, made a winning debut in an extended mile maiden fillies’ stakes at Nottingham.

East Ilsley trainer Hughie Morrison also enjoyed success at Colwick Park when Compton Mill claimed a thrilling short-head verdict over Indian Chief in a mile and a quarter handicap under PJ McDonald.

Paul Cole sent out Tuscany from his Whatcombe stables to spring a 16-1 surprise in a seven-furlong handicap at Kempton.

And Court Liability made a winning debut for Sparsholt trainer Harry Whittington in a NH Flat Race at Fontwell.