Although he was third (beaten a nose for second) today in the Oceanport Stakes at Monmouth (which used to be a Grade 3 and which he was third in two years ago), Irish Strait is now eight years old and hasn’t run for over a year. The only horse who was with us for more years than him was Better Talk Now. He is a very special little man (not very big) and of COURSE a favorite! So happy he is still competitive. He’s from Isabelle de Tomaso’s great family and he’s a half to Irish War Cry – they all get better with age, or at least hold their form it seems.