Ive Struck A Nerve wins Risen Star Stakes
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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