03/06/2013 5:11PM

Fair Grounds: Bryant sells minority stake in Ive Struck a Nerve

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Matt Bryant sold a minority stake in Risen Star Stakes winner Ive Struck a Nerve to Paul Braverman.

A minority ownership interest has been sold in Ive Struck a Nerve by Matt Bryant, the principal in Big Chief Racing, with Paul Braverman as his new partner. Braverman, 62, is a Boston investment manager who has owned horses in various partnerships for years and was one of the minority owners in Soldat, winner of the 2011 Fountain of Youth Stakes.

Ive Struck a Nerve won the Feb. 23 Risen Star Stakes at 135-1 and will make his next start in the March 30 Louisiana Derby. Keith Desormeaux will remain the trainer of Ive Struck a Nerve, who is all but assured of a spot in the May 4 Kentucky Derby through the new point system for eligibility. Desormeaux has planned workouts for each of the next three Saturdays for the colt.

Ive Struck a Nerve closed at 50-1 as a separate wagering interest last weekend in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

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