Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania hopes to repeat last year's victory at Aintree, but this time with a different horse.
At the weekend, the Galashiels rider tested out his new mount Mr Moonshine at Kelso Racecourse.
Mania's ride was the big talking point on the track's richest day of the year, as Jenny Longden reports.
Last year's Grand National winner Ryan Mania came second at Kelso yesterday, on the horse he'll ride at Aintree this year.
The Lindean-based jockey came second on Mr Moonshine.
He was due to ride Auroras Encore again in this year's Grand National, but injury has meant the horse will not race.
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has been trying out the horse he will ride at Aintree this year.
The Lindean based jockey came second on Mr Moonshine in the Premier Chase at Kelso Racecourse.
Mania had planned to ride at Aintree on Auroras Encore, the horse he stormed to victory on at last years Grand National, but injury meant Auroras had to be retired.
Mania now plans to compete on Mr Moonshine, another horse trained by Sue and Harvey Smith.
He will ride in the same blue and yellow colours he won in last year.
This year's Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has been taking part in the Braw Lads Gathering in Galashiels.
The 23-year-old, who romped to victory on Auroras Encore in the famous race at Aintree, was also Braw Lad during last year's event.
He said: "I stood here last year thinking, I made a speech saying the only thing that would top being Braw Lad would be to win the Grand National and then I went and done it!"
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania says it's almost impossible to scoop a double National win. But the Galashiels jockey told us exclusively he will keep on trying, after he failed to finish in yesterday's Scottish Grand National. Watch Jenny Longden's full report:
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania, from Galashiels, spoke to our reporter Jenny Longden after the Scottish Grand National.
Mania hoped for a double national win on Auroras Encore, but it wasn't to be, as the pair were pulled up.
Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania, from Galashiels, could not make it a dream double today as he rode his mount Auroras Encore in the Scottish Grand National.
Mania was hopeful of making history by adding the Scottish title to his Aintree win with Auroras Encore earlier this month, but the horse tired as the race neared the closing stages.
Mania said Auroras Encore struggled to keep up during the race.
A crowd of around 18,000 cheered Scottish trainer Alan King as he celebrated winning the country's biggest horse race.
Bookmakers say more people are betting in the Scottish Grand National today than usual, but for one horse in particular.Auroras Encore is currently 14-1 in the race, and people are hoping he will scoop his second National title this year.
The Scottish Grand National is the fifth biggest betting race in the UK.
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania is preparing to make racing history, less than two weeks after his fall at Hexham.
The 23-year-old from Galashiels is hoping to ride Auroras Encore to victory at the Scottish Grand National.
If the pair manage the Aintree/Ayr double, they will be the first pair to do so since the legendary Red Rum and Brian Fletcher in 1974.