05/26/2006 11:00PM

'That Cat' difficult to deny

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Kentucky-based filly She's That Cat, 3 for 3 shipping into Mountaineer Race Track this season, will be favored to keep her perfect local record intact in Tuesday night's $75,000 Ohio Valley Handicap.

The success of She's That Cat is a prime reason trainer Steve Flint is 6 for 9 with the runners he has brought from Churchill Downs to Mountaineer this year.

Two weeks ago, the 4-year-old She's That Cat earned a career-best 97 Beyer Speed Figure winning the five-furlong Hancock County Handicap at Mountaineer.

Two other shippers may be the only horses in the field of nine fillies and mares capable of upsetting She's That Cat in the six-furlong Ohio Valley.

Celtic Way won three times on the West Coast earlier this season, including a first-level allowance at Golden Gate Fields. Now based at Fort Erie, she lands in a more realistic spot after being outrun in a Grade 3 sprint at Woodbine.

Fly Away Angel usually prefers a mile, but is a threat from off the pace after winning a six-furlong restricted stakes at Thistledown last time out.