Grand National memories, Eric Bristow and time for county cricket | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Roma riffing on Barcelona’s pain, Hearts’ advert for a Lego bus and Jackman v Warne

1) Grand National weekend makes it obligatory to begin with Red Rum. Here’s his lesser watched 1974 triumph, the second of three, when carrying top weight; he became the first horse since Reynoldstown in 1936 to win in consecutive years. In that classic vein, here’s Foinavon from 1967 and Aldaniti from 1981. And here’s AP McCoy recalling the 2010 race, which he won on Don’t Push It; it was his 15th attempt at so doing. Going back through the decades, here’s Comply Or Die winning in 2008, Earth Summit in 1998, Rhyme ‘N’ Reason in 1988 and Lucius in 1978, after a blanket finish.

2) It’s raining outside so it must be time for cricket’s County Championship, which begins on Friday. Here’s Clive Tyldesley at the other Old Trafford in 1990, presenting some Roses action. Last season, Surrey’s Kumar Sangakkara, playing his final first-class season, made history by becoming the first player to score a century in five consecutive matches. Here he is, taking apart the attack of eventual champions Essex. And who can forget the incredible finish to the 2016 campaign, when Middlesex took their first title in 23 years after a Toby Roland-Jones hat-trick against Yorkshire on the final day of the season.

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