Pepsi pops her head in front at Newcastle

Pepsi pops her head in front at Newcastle Steph Hollinshead Racing

Pepsi Cat (Tamayuz x Music Pearl) returned to winning ways at Newcastle on Friday Night (8th December 2023) in the BetUK. It’s Where The UK Bets Handicap (Class 5) (0-75, 3yo+) over 5f, on the all weather track.

A super ride by Dougie Costello saw Pepsi held up mid-div, made headway and switched right inside 2 furlongs out before hitting the front entering the final furlong, ridden out and finishing ¾ length ahead of the second placed horse. She went off at 5-1, but was as big as 8-1 earlier in the day.

“Pepsi Cat is such a lovely mare and ultra consistent. After winning at Bath back in August, she finished 2nd on her next 4 outings, so it was so good to see her get her head back in front again. Dougie gets on with her so well and knows exactly where she needs to be in a race in order to give her a fighting chance. We’re really pleased for owners Debbie and Dave Hodson who are big supporters of the yard,” said Steph.