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´╗┐Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California will be the scene of the Grade 3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes on Saturday, May 14. A group of three year olds have been assembled to race seven furlongs on Santa Anita's dirt track for a purse of $100,000.

A field of seven will give it a go in the Lazaro Barrera Stakes - race 6 on Santa Anita's Saturday card. Post time is 4:30 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all seven combatants for this intriguing Grade 3 stakes.

2016 Lazaro Barrera Stakes Race Preview at Santa Anita Park

I Will Score - has five career starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer with two wins and a third place finish. He made his stakes debut February 6 and finished a close third behind Mor Spirit and Uncle Lino on the Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes here February 6 and has two starts since - a disappointing sixth in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes here March 12 and an OK second as 3-2 favorite last time out in the minor Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 15. He had an Allowance Optional Claiming score on this track January 3 and a maiden score at first asking September 11. I Will Score has been OK so far against some pretty good competition but will be looking for his first stakes score - from the outside post 7 with Martin Garcia in the reins.

Smokey Image - impressive Carla Gaines trained colt has seven career starts with six wins - at five different tracks. He made his graded stakes debut two starts back and stumbled badly to a fifth place finish in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes and was another ugly seventh last time out in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby April 9. He had wins in the minor California Cup Derby by an impressive 8 1/2 lengths in gate-to-wire fashion here January 30, the minor $200,000 Golden Gate Juvenile at Del Mar in October, the minor I'm Smokin Stakes at Del Mar in September, the minor Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes at Santa Rosa in August and the minor Everett Nevin Stakes at Oak Tree at Pleasanton in July to go along with a maiden score at first asking. He hopes to rebound after two uncharacteristic efforts and for his first graded stakes score Saturday. Victor Espinoza rides from post 5.

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Iron Rob - has 10 career starts already for trainer George Papaprodromou with three wins and two second place finishes. He arrives off a disappointing eighth after being eased in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby April 9 which followed a two race win streak (both minor stakes) - the San Pedro Stakes March 20 and the Baffle Stakes February 21 - both results on this track. Those wins followed a seventh in an Allowance Optional Claiming in January and a MSW score in December. Iron Rob has won three of his last five starts but looks for a strong bounce back from gate 2 Saturday with Stewart Elliot in the irons.

Denman's Call - has four career starts for trainer Doug O'Neill with a win, a second and a third place finish - all on this track. Last time out was his only off-the-board finish - a sixth in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby April 9 which followed a runner-up finish behind Iron Rob in the minor San Pedro Stakes March 20, an OK third behind Nyquist in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes February 15 and a maiden score at first asking in January. Denman's Call had been in the mix in his first three starts and hopes for a bounce back Saturday from gate 4. Rafael Bejarano gets the call.

Mrazek - has been good in his five race career for trainer Doug O'Neill - two wins and three runner-up finishes. Last time out was a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Los Alamitos April 12 after a good win in the minor Graduation Stakes at Del Mar August 5 and consecutive runner-up finishes in minor stakes action last summer. He makes his graded stakes debut Saturday in good form and will have Mario Gutierrez in the saddle from post 3.

Bistraya - has just one win and a second place finish in seven career starts for trainer Ricky Agarie. Last time out was a fifth in an Allowance Optional Claiming here March 27 after a ninth in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds February 20 and a maiden score here January 24 in his seven career starts. His other graded stakes result was a fourth in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar in August. Bistraya hasn't been all that impressive so far but will be out to make some noise from the rail. Santiago Gonzalez has the mount.

Westbrook - will make just his second career start for trainer Mike Puype having posted an impressive maiden score at Los Alamitos April 17. He steps up looking to make a statement Saturday from post 3 with Tiago Josue Pereira aboard from gate 6.

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Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons

Sunday, 20:05

Available at [1.5] on the Exchange, Atlanta will have plenty of takers. But buyer beware! For the Falcons face a Green Bay team who are flush with confidence. The Packers were being derided in mid-season for some sub-par performances, but in the 12 months that brought us Brexit and a Trump presidency, it's starting to look like another majorly unexpected victory could be on the way. And like with those previous upsets, the signs of why it could and perhaps should happen are there should you choose to look for them.

First off, Green Bay have Aaron Rodgers. When it's fourth down and the clock's about to expire, there's nobody else I'd rather have to deliver under pressure. You need only look at last week's clutch throw against Dallas for an example of that. Rodgers threw for more than 350 yards in each of the last two weeks, against much better defenses than Atlanta's. So backing him to reach 320 here looks a much simpler task.

Let's be clear though, while Rodgers has played well this season, he's been by no means exceptional by his own high standards. And by that I mean that his passer rating and average yards per completion were higher in four of out of the last five seasons. So Aaron is just doing his thing like he always does. And it suggests that the real reason for Green Bay's success lies elsewhere.

Well that reason is certainly not the running game, which has been a shambles. Give credit to receiver Ty Montgomery for filling in as an emergency back and succeeding beyond all expectation. His quote of 75 scrimmage yards looks par based on his last couple of games. But Atlanta's defense is unusually soft, and injuries to Green Bay wideouts could open up more looks for Montgomery in the passing game, so I like him a lot to exceed that number.

The receiving corps is where I feel Green Bay have really upped their game. Davante Adams has improved beyond recognition this year and proven the perfect mid-range foil to Jordy Nelson's deep threat role. Of course then there has to be huge concern over the fact that one or both of these players could be out injured. Nelson looks especially doubtful, but the Packers coped fine without him last week. Adams turned his ankle last week but came back into the game minutes later, so I suspect he'll be absolutely fine come game time. He's been the key receiver for Green Bay this season, so pile into his quote of 69 yards, which he can surpass without breaking sweat.

Tight end Jared Cook has emerged as a key player as the season's started heating up. He looks better with every game and can play a big role here. It's Randall Cobb though who I really fancy to break Atlanta's back. Cobb was almost invisible in the first half of the season but has become more prominent and looked in better form with time. He smashed the Giants to pieces with three touchdowns in the Wildcard game and I think he's peaking at just the right time for the Packers.

Atlanta have two very good rushers in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. But they're up against a much improved, and the NFL's eighth-best, run defense. So I believe we'll see them employed more effectively in the passing game. When these teams met in Week Eight, the two combined for just 81 rushing yards.

Where the Falcons should make hay though is through the air. Julio Jones looks a total mismatch against the Packers secondary but was almost invisible against the Packers when they met in Week Eight, so beware. Matt Ryan threw 28 completions in that thrilling 33-32 win over the Packers. He is Atlanta's driving force and can go over 30 completed passes here, even more if trailing. He spread the ball around though in that last meeting, with Mohammed Sanu playing the leading role with 84 yards and a score. So his quote of 48 receiving yards looks low here.

Green Bay are hot and Atlanta's defense looks weak. Clay Mathews and his fellow linebackers can keep Atlanta's run game in check and that could be the key. Matt Ryan is a great quarterback when leading from the front, but he's looked suspect in the past when under pressure. He's sure to feel plenty of that on Sunday.


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