Ardmore Bay came from off the pace to capture the $60,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Saturday, winning a 1 /14 length victory over Bay Numbers.
Lightning Dove, a filly, took the early lead but was challenged quickly by Phone My Posse and Bay Numbers. Ardmore Bay lay off the pace, four lengths off the lead, followed by Follow the Rainbow in last place.
Follow the Rainbow inched up down the backstretch and found a gap in between horses near the rail to take the lead heading into the homestretch. Meanwhile, Ardmore Bay took a more circuitous route, going five wide into the homestretch and losing valuable ground.
Still, after Follow the Rainbow took the lead, Ardmore Bay kicked it in another gear and passed Bay Numbers and Follow the Rainbow to win. Bay Numbers nosed out Follow the Rainbow for second place.