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Socially Awkward Breaks Maiden, Rolls To Fastest Time In Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes Trials
Socially Awkward, under jockey Elias Gutierrez, setting the fastest time in the third trial at Turf Paradise.

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Socially Awkward Breaks Maiden, Rolls To Fastest Time In Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes Trials

PHOENIX, AZ—JANUARY 5, 2023—Starting off a sixth-place effort in the AQRA Turf Paradise Open Futurity trials November 16, Socially Awkward was an easy winner in her 3-year-old debut today to post the top qualifying time for the $25,000-added Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes.

Under jockey Elias Gutierrez, Socially Awkward rolled to a three-quarter length win in the third of four trials to set the top qualifying time of :16.693, a 106 speed index for 330 yards. It was the first career win in seven starts for the California-bred daughter of Separate Interest.

Owner-trainer Alvaro Monteverde saddled the filly out of Snootie Socialite, by Favorite Cartel. She has earned $4,471. Ronald J. Hartley is the breeder.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Turf Paradise on Thursday, January 26th to vie for the winner's share of the $25,000-added purse.

For a complete list of qualifiers with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.  

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