Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Art Looks Priceless; RACING PREVIEW

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Art Looks Priceless; RACING PREVIEW

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ARTEUS is a on a bit of a roll and is taken to make it a hat-trick in the toteswinger Three Ways To Win Handicap at Wolverhampton (4.45) tomorrow.

The three-year-old had failed to really fire in his first few starts before finally coming good at the eighth time of asking at Kempton in August.

However, he was barely sighted on his next couple of starts but regained the winning thread at Folkestone in October, just before he was due to go to the sales.

There were no takers for Jane Chapple-Hyam's charge at Tattersalls but doubtless connections were not too disheartened as he has since won again at Kempton.

Arteus wandered around in front a bit that day but he knuckled down when it counted.

Raised 3lb for that win, he still looks on a decent mark.

Prohibition may have been off the track for over a year but he is worth taking a chance on in the totetrifecta Win Big Money Today Handicap (6.15).

William Haggas' charge ran three times as a juvenile, improving with each outing before striking gold in desperate conditions at Nottingham last November.

He had a couple of subsequent winners behind him that day but has obviously had his problems since and is hard to evaluate.

Haggas can certainly get a horse ready first time up, though, and against some thoroughly exposed rivals, Prohibition is the obvious pick.

Nicky Henderson's team are on fire and Moghaayer can keep up the good work in Leicester's Knighton Novices' Hurdle (2.35).

The four-year-old was nothing special on the level in France last year but he made a nice start to his British career when scoring a narrow victory at Ludlow.

Moghaayer took the initiative after the last that day and dug deep for a head win.

Malakai was a clear-cut winner on his first try over obstacles and he can follow up in the Book Online For Boxing Day ''National Hunt'' Novices' Hurdle at Market Rasen (1. …

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