Pleasanton, CA (July 18, 2020) – Slam Dunk Sermon is showing himself to be a model of consitency in his young career. The 3-year-old son of Rousing Sermon has finished in the top three in five of his six lifetime starts. He came home the winner in his latest outing, a five and one-half furlong allowance carded as the 9th race at Pleasanton.
Away a step slowly from post two, he responded quickly when asked to hustle by jockey David Lopez to maintain his inside position from the outside leader. He drew even going into the far turn and had put away that challenger at the top of the stretch. He opened up and maintained his advantage to the wire, despite not changing leads until the gallop out. His margin of victory was officially a length and three-quarters and the final time was a crisp 1:03.53.
Slam Dunk Sermon is a homebred racing for Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Trained by Steven Specht, he was produced by the winning Grand Slam mare, Royal Grand Slam.