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Heart's Cry Wins Japan Gr1 Arima
In Japan, previously unbeaten boom 3YO Deep Impact suffered his 1st defeat when "162,000 fans packed into Nakayama racecourse in Tokyo on Christmas Day" & watched Heart's Cry (Sunday Silence-Irish Dance, by Tony Bin) lower his colours by a half-length in the Gr1 Arima Kinen (2500m on turf), reported thoroughbredinternet.com. Shadai Farm-bred Heart's Cry (ridden by Christophe Lemaire for trainer K.Hashiguchi) defeated 2005 Triple Crown winner Deep Impact (Sunday Silence-Wind In Her Hair, by Alzao) & Lincoln (Sunday Silence-Grace Admire, by Tony Bin). At his previous start Heart's Cry had finished runner-up in the Gr1 Japan Cup.