Trainer John Wade has horse he owns trained by other trainers, namely Chris Grant, Brian Storey and Keith Reveley, some with good effect. Its one of his trained by Chris Grant that I hope we can get a trade from tomorrow. Wade himself like the Edinburgh track and its here that Chris Grant sends Alpha One for his Handicap début running from what I hope is a lenient mark of 108. in his two maiden chases to date he has finished second both times, fairly well behind the winners beaten 12 and 14 lengths, but both the horse that beat him have gone on to win again, Time out twice more and is now rated 125 and Our Mick, again a further dual winner and now rated 132. Alpha One is also a six year old has plenty of improvement to come. So far over hurdles and fences he has traded in all seven races. Alexander Voy has ridden him in both of his chases to date and should manage to get him prominent enough in the later stages of tomorrows race to give us an all green screen, in a race where the top rated is off a mark of 110. Ladbrokes went 13/2 this afternoon, but not anymore ! He is available to back at 6.6 early doors this evening which leaves me needing in running lay off prices of:
Lay off at 4.3 for a 1 pt all green scree or
Lay off at 3.95 for a 1.3 all green screen or
Lay off at 3.5 for at least a 1.7 all green screen.