It's a very long time since Qualypso D'Allier slammed his rivals at Fontwell and a 9lb rise won't help but Andy Turnell had a winner at Kempton on Saturday so a long absence may not be too much of a problem. Jonjo O'Neill has probably been waiting for better ground for QUAZY DE JOI, who won three times on good or fast going early last summer. He jumps and stays well and this looks an ideal opportunity to get back on the winning trail. Jumping problems have been the downfall of Near The Water since he scored at Fontwell over two years ago and his recent fall on very heavy ground at Plumpton may have taken its toll. Causing Chaos looks a threat as he was making his debut over fences at Warwick on New Year's Eve and produced a strong enough performance to be given a chance here. Just Josie has been raised 9lb for her success over the C&D last month and, as that was her chasing debut, she should go well though she made a couple of early mistakes that day.
Quazy de Joie (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, steady headway approaching 13th, chased leaders 16th, went 2nd approaching 4 out, ridden and lost 2nd soon after 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Drybrook Bedouin (11-8) at Exeter 4m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Causing Chaos (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 3 out, 7th and no impression when hampered last, kept on to go 4th flat, never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 11l behind Plum Pudding (10-13) at Warwick 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Near The Water (IRE) 11-1 (10-6) Held up, hampered 1st, hampered and left 4th 13th, blundered next, disputing 5 lengths 3rd when fell 16th, in a race won by Double Dizzy (10-9) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy, 9 ran.
Just Josie 33-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 10th, jumped slowly next, not fluent 12th, headway 14th, challenged 3 out, led last, driven out, won at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec beating Spot The Ball (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Qualypso D'allier (FR) 4-1 (11-8) Pressed leader, not fluent 5th, advantage 6th, made rest, driven after 4 out, clear next, stayed on strongly, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp 0-90 (5) gs in Oct '10 beating Kappelhoff (10-11) by 27l, 7 ran.
Try Catch Me (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place when hampered 9th, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Ballyegan (11-6) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.