10/13/2011 3:50PM

Remington: Tin Top Cat brings road show to new venue for Flashy Lady


Tin Top Cat has won seven stakes races at four different tracks in the Southwest, but she will find herself charting some new territory Saturday night when she runs in the $50,000 Flashy Lady. The six-furlong race for fillies and mares will be her first start at Remington Park in Oklahoma City.

“She’s been very adaptable to any racetrack we’ve run her on,” said Bret Calhoun, who trains Tin Top Cat. “Every track is different, but Remington is not a tricky surface.

“It’s not something I’ve been concerned about.”

Tin Top Cat should go favored in the Flashy Lady. The race continues the weekend-long stakes action at Remington, which will run the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby, $250,000 Oaks, and $125,000 Green on a special afternoon card Sunday.

Tin Top Cat is a stakes winner at Delta Downs, Sam Houston Race Park, Lone Star Park, and Will Rogers Downs. She races for the partnership of Jerry Durant and Bill Jordan, and will be returning from a three-month layoff for the Flashy Lady.

“We wanted to give her a little freshener,” said Calhoun, of the time away. “We sent her to the farm for a few weeks and pointed toward this spot. We had hoped to get a prep. The prep was written, but it didn’t fill.”

Tin Top Cat has instead been working steadily at Lone Star Park, and firing back-to- back bullets on Sept. 20 and Sept. 28. Justin Shepherd has the mount on the filly, who drew a tactical post in gate 9.

“I hope there’s some speed out front,” Calhoun said. “My filly likes to sit back off of it. It’s nice to have speed to tuck in behind.”

The rail-drawn Ms Hard Cat, the comebacking stakes winner Lady Giacamo, and the quick Imperial Pomeroy could make for an honest pace in the Flashy Lady. Ms Hard Cat will be venturing outside of the Louisiana-bred ranks for the first time in a while, but if she runs back to the Beyer Speed Figure of 97 that she earned for an allowance win last month she could make an impact Saturday. Lindey Wade has the mount for trainer Tony Richey.