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King Edmund at Ascot 17.12.11

King Edmund (left): "likes the trip, the track and jockey takes 3lb off"

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King Edmund has a lot in his favour on return

CHRIS GORDON hopes to make the most of conditional jockey Tom Cannon's last days riding with a claim when, a week after finishing second in a higher-class race, they return to Wincanton hoping to land the feature chase with King Edmund at the Somerset track today.

Cannon rode out his claim with a double at Fontwell on Friday, including one victory for Gordon, who has supplied ten of his 29 wins this season. But the jockey gets three days' grace before his 3lb allowance is lost for good.

On King Edmund's chances, Gordon said: "He ran a real, solid race there last week. Hopefully he can build on that. He likes the trip, the track suits him and Tom can take 3lb off, so he has a lot going in his favour."

Two other jumps meetings - at Stratford and Newcastle - complete today's line-up after Navan was abandoned.

Going report
Newcastle: Good to soft, good in places
Stratford: Good, good to soft in places on the chase course
Wincanton: Good, good to soft in places

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