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Did you know, the closest finish on Wednesday was in the Grade 3 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle Race where 50/1 outsider Commander of Fleet engaged in a long battle with French bred Fastorslow. A photo finish was called when they crossed the winning-line and after a short wait, it was announced that Commander of Fleet had just pipped Fastorslow on the post. Despite having an English name, the Sylvain Vidal bred Fastorslow is very French, as he is a son of excellent jump sire Saint Des Saints, whose progeny includes Grade 1 winners Djakadam and Quito de la Roque, as well as Grade 1 placed chaser Saint Calvados, who runs in Thursday’s Grade 1 Ryanair Chase, where he is a 25/1 shot. His dam Popova was a winner over hurdles at Auteuil.