Tym Beau Gives Trainer Wedding Gift in NATC Futurity

(from Delaware Park report)
On the day she is to be married, trainer Lynette Ashby won the biggest Thoroughbred race of her life with 21-1 shot Tym Beau in the $200,000 NATC Futurity at Delaware Park Saturday.

Ridden by Jose Caraballo, the son of Peaks and Valleys rallied from the off the pace to notch a length victory. The 6-to-5 race favorite in the field of seven, Tabacchi, ridden by Joe Bravo, finished second, a nose in front of Next Bandit, with Eddie Martin Jr. astride.

Next Bandit cut early fractions of :21.39 for the quarter mile and :44.09 for the half mile. The final time for the six furlongs was 1:11 over a fast main track.

Tym Beau returned $45.60. The Kentucky-bred owned by Charles Papan Jr. increased his career record to three wins from four starts with earnings of $169,400.

"Words cannot even begin to describe my emotions," said Ashby, who primarily trains Arabians. "I told everybody who would listen that on the day we got this horse that I would win the Futurity on the day I got married. We actually set the wedding date and then we bought the horse. Everybody thought I was nuts and by looking at the odds I guess everybody still thought I was nuts."

Tym Beau will be pointed for the next logical step.

"We are going to probably run him in the Dover," said trainer Lynette Ashby.

The $100,000 Dover Stakes at one mile is on Oct. 11.

Ashby is to marry Scott Hershbell, the brother of jockey Alison Hershbell, later Saturday on her mother Lynn Ashby's farm in Middletown, Delaware.

From Away Takes NATC Sorority
In the second half of the stakes doubleheader, Erdenheim Farm's From Away notched her first career victory in the $200,000 NATC Sorority.

Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, the daughter of Gulch notched a 2 1/2-length victory. The 3-to-5 favorite in the field of eight, Hermione's Magic, ridden by Mike Luzzi, ran second. It was 1 1/2 length farther back to Smartlee Away, ridden by Jose Caraballo, in third.

The early pacesetter A Real Fancy Gal, ridden by James Lopez, cut fractions of :21.53 for the quarter mile and :45.67 for the half mile before fading to sixth place. The final time was 1:12.20 for six furlongs over a sloppy track.

From Away, a Kentucky bred trained by Michael Matz, has a career record of a win from two starts with earnings $122,700. Matz has not decided where From Away will run next.

(Chart, Equibase)