I wanted the first stop on our 'Zenith: The Androma
Saga' book tour to be the place where it all started for me," Alsberg said.
Last year's Ayr hero Vicente will bid to become the first the back-to-back Scottish National winner since Jimmy FitzGerald saddled Androma
to win in 1985 and 1986.
Godsmejudge would be attempting to become the first back-to-back winner of the race since Androma
in 1984 and 1985.
landed back-to-back victories in 1984 and 1985, Merigo was reclaiming his crown.
You have to go back to 1985 to find Androma
, the last horse to win Ayr's big race on two occasions.
He said: "Jimmy Fitzgerald rode Brasher to win the last Scottish National at Bogside in 1965 then trained Androma
who won in 1985 and 1986 - so it would be great to do the same.
Jimmy Fitzgerald's Androma
was the last horse to register back-to-back wins after taking the race in 1984 and '85.
He enjoyed six Cheltenham Festival winners, while other notable successes over jumps included the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup with Galway Blaze and two Scottish Grand Nationals with Androma
Forgive'N Forget would obviously be one of the highlights but there were many others, including Galway Blaze winning the Hennessy and Androma
the Scottish National.
FitzGerald (pictured) enjoyed six Festival successes overall, including Canny Danny in the Sun Alliance Chase and Danish Flight in the Arkle Chase, while other high-profile winners over jumps were Galway Blaze in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup and dual Scottish National hero Androma
Paris Pike, a first fence faller at Aintree, will attempt to become the first dual winner of the Scottish National since Androma
(1984 and '85).
I wanted the first stop on our Zenith: The Androma
Saga book tour to be the place where it all started for me," said Alsberg.