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ANTEPOST ANTICS REVISITED | Altered bold National Hunt predictions

Our team have followed up some of their previous shouts in the Antepost Antics series this week

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Captain Tom Cat and jockey Cillin Leonard lead over the last fence on the way to winning the squareintheair.com Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse Antepost
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The National Hunt season is fast approaching, with only a few days remaining until the winter campaign gets underway.

The Paddocks Picks have taken a look back at their previous Antepost Antics selection from the last three weeks and have made slight alterations following some changes in situation.

Here are three revised Antepost selections for the upcoming National Hunt season.

Latest Exhibition could be a Grade 1 winner at Cheltenham – over either hurdles or fences

After the gut-wrenching news on Monkfish being ruled out for the season hit the press, Latest Exhibition’s connections have hit a crossroad for the upcoming campaign.

Latest Exhibition was mentioned in last week’s Antepost Antics

Paul Nolan’s gelding has finished behind Willie Mullins’ future star on three occasions, over both hurdles and fences.

The eight-year-old has proven to be a worthy contender over the larger obstacles in graded company and he could well flourish in the absence of his long-time rival.

He gave a good account of himself over several trips last term, placing on all five starts between 2m5f-3m5f for his connections.

Latest Exhibition will likely take a crack at a Grade 1 contest at Cheltenham, with his 10/1 price tag to win any race at the Cheltenham Festival holding some appeal at this stage.

Allmankind could be one to note for the Ryanair Chase

Allmankind was impressive in his first season over fences for Dan Skelton, and it seems that the trainer has made the five-year-old’s target clear for the upcoming season.

2D5XAHK Trainer Dan Skelton (left) with brother, jockey Harry Skelton during day two of the Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse
The Skeltons have a strong list of runners for next season

Talking to sportinglife.com, the Warwickshire trainer stated “Allmankind was magic last season and the way he improved over fences last season was brilliant.

“It was the best decision we made to go chasing. He won a Grade One, he won the Kingmaker at Warwick then he won up at Ayr over two and a half.

“He will probably go to Newton Abbot on the 10th of October and then to the Old Roan at Aintree as I think that will really suit him.”

With the Old Roan being over 2m4f, it seems more likelier that the gelding will be aiming for the Ryanair Chase this season.

His antepost price of 25/1 is interesting at this stage if he can show further improvement as the season progresses.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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