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Ive Struck A Nerve wins Risen Star Stakes

Updated: February 23, 2013, 8:02 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Ive Struck a Nerve edged out Code West in a photo finish to pull off a stunning upset in the $400,000 Grade II Risen Star Stakes on Saturday at the Fair Grounds in the final prep for the Louisiana Derby.

Ive Struck a Nerve, Code West and Palace Malice were nose to nose down the stretch, with Oxbow, one of the favorites lurking. Code West had overtaken early pacesetter Proud Strike at the half-mile pole but Oxbow entered the stretch ahead by one length.

But jockey James ...

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