Saturday 00:22 am: Lambourn
Back home, exhausted but so pleased to have seen so many chums, all looking so well. Back to unpacking and admiring the newly painted east-wing bathroom. Back to demanding emails and for The Hon unpacking and dog-whispering. Back to simple foods as well.
Pemmican hash and ketchup and some left-over treacle tart and cream. If you’re uncertain of Pemmican, it is mentioned extensively in Swallows and Amazons, but of course, it isn’t real Pemmican which is horrid – but Bully Beef aka Tinned Corned Beef – the food of heroes, adventurers and people suffering from a surfeit of generosity.
No, no I insist… the recipe is thus. It is chopped raw onions, leftover mashed potato, old greens and browning lettuce wilted in the fridge, all fried off in butter and olive oil. Add chilli flakes to taste, and adjust the seasoning. Open a can of Corned Beef and tip into the frying mixture – and then mash that in as well. Cook and flip. Cook and flip until you have brown flaky bits on what is now a hash. If you added beetroot – that would make it Red-Flannel Hash. Serve with Lea and Perrins if required, in front of crap television and breathe out. The decadent amongst you can fry a Gulls Egg and serve on top. I have, in the past, added capers and jalapenos, but it didn’t really work.
Talking of things that aren’t to everyone’s taste – but you might feel compelled to try – today at Goodwood and on ITV we have:
1:50 pm The Coral Stewards’ Sprint Hcap Stks (C2) (Consolation Race for The Stewards’ Cup) 6f 3yo+ £75k (5p Will Hill 4p Bet365 and Paddy Power and others)
CAPOTES DREAM 3 pts Win – JUST CALL ME PETE 2 pts e/w
2:05 NEWMARKET (JULY) British EBF Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 6f (4p Skybet 3p Gen)
LADY WULFRUN 3 pts e/w
2:25 pm The Coral Summer Hcap Stks (C2) 1m 6f 3yo+ £100k (4p Gen 5p Skybet)
TORCELLO 3 pts e/w – MR CURIOSITY 2 pts e/w – 12 x ¼ pt CFC Pair with SPLENDENT – SWEET WILLIAM
2:40 NEWMARKET (JULY) British EBF 40th Anniversary Chalice Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f 4p Skybet Paddy Power 3p Gen
SWEET MEMORIES 4 pts Win – MARKET VALUE 2 pts e/w
3:00 pm The Qatar Lillie Langtry Stks (G2) 1m 6f 3yo+ £300k (3p Gen)
FREE WIND should win this as she is the classiest filly here – but we said that LTO as well and she showed us nothing. LUISA CASATI next best
LUISA CASATI 2 pts Win
3:35 pm The Coral Stewards’ Cup (C2) 6f 3yo+ £250k (8p Skybet – 6p Gen)
ALEEZDANCER 3 pts e/w – KING’S LYNN 2 pts e/w – BIELSA 2 pts e/w
4:10 pm The East Dean Hcap Stks (C2) 7f 3yo £60k Or:86-105 (3p Gen)
URBAN SPRAWL 4 pts Win
4:45 pm The British Ebf 40th Anniversary Maiden Stks (C2) 7f 2yo £60k (4p Skybet – Paddypower 3p Gen)
CELTIC WARRIOR – ROYAL SUPREMACY Dutch 5 Pts
5:20 pm The Charlton Hcap Stks (C3) 1m 1f 11y 3yo+ £35k Or:76-95 (6p Skybet 5p Gen)
LIBERTY LANE 5 Pts Win – FANTASTIC FOX 2 Pts e/w – 12 x ¼ pt cfc ARTHURS REALM – DASHING ROGER