Merigo regained his Scottish Grand National crown in a thrilling renewal of the Ayr marathon on Saturday afternoon.
The eleven-year-old won the race in 2010 before finishing runner-up in 2011 and he was in the winner’s enclosure again after the eleven-year-old battled to a sensational success over Auroras Encore.
The likes of Harry The Viking and Junior couldn’t cope with the blistering pace of the race and Timmy Murphy was thrilled with the ride Merigo gave him.
He explained: "He's a superstar. Andrew knows him better than anybody and I think he just comes to himself at this time of year.
"The choke was out for a long way and all credit to how deep he dug for me. I couldn't go any quicker and his jumping was keeping him it.
"He's a great horse to own and ride."
Meanwhile, delighted winning owner Raymond Anderson Green said: "To win it once is dreamland, to come back and do it again - words can't describe it. It means everything to me to win this race.
"It was a great ride by Timmy."