A mad dash to the wire saw long shot Ive Struck a Nerve beat Code West in a photo finish to win a wild renewal of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Palace Malice finished third while Lecomte winner Oxbow held on for fourth.
Ive Struck a Nerve went to post at odds of 135/1 leading to astronomical payouts across the board.
Ive Struck a Nerve is a three-year-old colt by Yankee Gentleman out of a Cryptoclearance mare (Ranaway), trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by James Graham. His victory in the Risen Star was just the second win of his career.
Below are the payouts, fractions and internal splits for the Risen Star Stakes:
|8-Ive Struck a Nerve||$272.40||$110.60||$42.40|
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