Longshot "strikes a nerve" at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAVE) -  I've Struck a Nerve, trained by J. Keith Desormeaux, floored fans at the Grade II Risen Star Stakes Saturday at  Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

The longshot was nose to nose down the stretch in the final prep for the Louisiana Derby. Going off 135 to 1, betters were sure in for a nice pay day and prerace favorite, Normandy Invasion broke poorly and wasn't even a factor in today's end result.

Louisiana bred I've Struck a Nerve broke a winning streak for Florida-bred horses who have won the past three Risen Star Stakes.

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