The winter merry-go-round returns to Pau today and I like one in the handicap chase (2.35pm), with Black Boa a big price to record a third course success.

He won a claiming chase here a year ago on his return from six months off, making all and winning with plenty in hand. He ran out next time, but showed no ill-effects (it was a pretty spectacular fall after running out) when bolting up off 52 next time.

The ground is in his favour, he has a proven record fresh and Erwan Grall’s Pau team have been going really well.

2.35pm Pau – 1pt win Black Boa @ 12-1 (Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair, 11-1 elsewhere)