RYAN Mania has won again at Aintree.

The Grand National hero from Galashiels, who retired from the saddle almost two years ago at the age of 25, saddled up at the famous Liverpool track for a charity race on Sunday.

And just like in 2013, when he steered Aurora's Encore to victory, he pushed out Lexi’s Boy, from the Donald McCain yard, for success in the 1m5f National Hunt Charity Flat race.

But Sunday's win won't be tempting the 27 year-old back onto the racecourse.

Ryan, who now works for the Berwickshire Hunt, is happy he doesn't have to worry about his weight any more. He said: "I don’t miss the day in, day out lifestyle.

“I’m a healthy 12 and a half stone now, and I wouldn’t say I’m carrying much excess weight because I do lead an active life.

“I’d had enough of sucking ice cubes to stop the hunger pangs and fooling my body into thinking I was eating food. I know there’s a whole weight issue with fashion models, but no one really looks at what jockeys have to go through."

Ryan's return to racing was to raise money for the Countryside Alliance - to sponsor him go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ryan-Mania?