June 29 - Mohawk
Making her debut on Friday morning (June 29) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, Dark As A Pocket was on top through every call for driver Paul MacDonell. After trotting on the lead sans competition through opening splits of :31.1, 1:01 and 1:31.1, Dark As A Pocket confidently powered home in :29.3 to trip the timer in 2:00.4. Royal Rhythm (Randy Waples) was more than two lengths back in second.
Trained by Mike Keeling for Dreamville Stable of Cambridge, Ont., Dark As A Pocket is a trotting filly from the first crop of Hambletonian winner Trixton from the Chocolatier mare Mariongotchocolate -- a half-sister to Keeling's 2016 Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder. Dark As A Pocket's ownership includes Devin Keeling and Jean Wellwood (of Marion Marauder fame) as well as Keeling and Paula Wellwood. Dark As A Pocket was bred by Steve H Stewart, Paris, KY- Kemppi Stables Oy Inc, Delray Beach, FL- Pond A Acres, New Haven, IN.
Congratulations to all her connections!
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