Rousing Sermon Odds 2012 Kentucky Derby Bets: In spite of having the most exciting sounding name and a nice No. 7 post position, Rousing Sermon isn’t creating much excitement from odds makers coming off at 50/1 Horse Racing Odds for Saturday’s 2012 Kentucky Derby. Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is looking for his first Kentucky Derby win as is jockey Jose Lezcano who will be aboard Rousing Sermon. Larry and Marianne Williams and Tree Top Ranches are owners. Rousing Sermon is sired by Lucky Pulpit.
Rousing Sermon has run in four grade races with his best finish at Hollywood Park in the CashCall Futurity where he finished second. The Idaho colt also prepped at Santa Anita Park in the G2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes and in the G2 San Felipe stakes also at Santa Anita. Rousing Sermon ran his last Kentucky Derby prep in the G2 Louisiana Derby where finished third.
Rousing Sermon is second registered foal out of the winning Rousing Again, whose first offspring Tiz Again Roused, a son of Tiznow, raced mostly in sprints despite being bred for longer distances. Rousing Again is by 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again, sire of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, and the 12-year-old mare is out of the Alydar mare Rousing.
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