10/16/2011 10:53AM

Remington: Tin Top Cat prevails in three-horse photo for Flashy Lady


Tin Top Cat won her eighth career stakes race in her Remington Park debut on Saturday night, when she closed fast to take a three-way photo over Leopard Rock and favorite Texas Country Doll in the $50,000 Flashy Lady.

The six-furlong race for fillies and mares continued the string of stakes Remington is running this weekend in the build-up to the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday.

Tin Top Cat ($7), whose wins include stakes scores at Delta Downs, Sam Houston, Lone Star Park, and Will Rogers, had never raced at Remington until the Flashy Lady. She handled the new surface like a pro, sitting in fifth early as Lady Giacamo led the field through an opening half-mile in 44.31 seconds. In the final eighth of a mile, Tin Top Cat closed fast to edge Leopard Rock by a neck. It was another nose back in third to Texas Country Doll.

Tin Top Cat, who covered the distance in 1:09.59, was ridden by Justin Shepherd. She races for her breeders, Jerry Durant and Bill Jordan, and is trained by Bret Calhoun. Tin Top Cat, a 4-year-old daughter of the Hennessy stallion Supreme Cat, has now won 8 of 17 starts and $374,774.