That trick has been around for a long time. It is a classic for the stand-up and stage performer (although I’ve seen people do it in close-up). A time-tested trick that never fails to entertain and mystify a lay audience (which is what we work for most of the times).
The version and handling by Peter Pit are the best I’ve seen so far. The sweetest handling of this workhorse, and easy to do. You should have it down in one afternoon (of concentrated practice).
What makes this different is the handling. There are two convincers in it that make all the difference.
‘Chase The Ace’ is a classic trick, and Ken Brooke marketed it in the 70s or 80s with his own famous handling. It is in many respects better and less complicated than the Fred Kaps handling of the famous ‘Sidewalk Shuffle’ or similar tricks. For laymen, it is much easier to follow.
The version I use is from the SUPREME company, an elder edition, but still one of the best renditions of this trick. The Ace is red (most of the modern versions have three cards in black, which reduces visibility and contrast). It’s a powerhouse trick that will repay many times in the years of performance.
On www.lybrary.com you can get the eBook with the Peter Pit handling, additional handling by Ken de Courcy and the original handling from SUPREME.