HEART'S CRY ROARS TO BEAT DEEP IMPACT
Everybody was surprised by two things when Arima-kinen's result was appeared. One was that unbeaten Deep Impact had been defeated to finish the 2nd in this race, another one was that jockey Christophe Lemaire had positioned Heart's Cry a row ahead during the race. Then Heart's Cry followed it without resisting his instruction to win a big race first time.
The owner of Heart's Cry is Shadai Race Horse to which Yoshida family relates and who made own Six Sense go to Hong Kong two weeks ago. In 2006, the two horses may fly out to race it in Europe or USA as well as past good horses, Lohengrin, Dance In The Mood, Stay Gold and so on.
Former Grand Prix winner Zenno-Rob Roy and '03 Japan Cup winner Tap Dance City had retired in this race. Deep Impact would have entered little of Japanese races to challenge international races next year. It continues still for JRA to develop new heroes who consists of a Nippon Derby winner.
50th Arima-kinen (25 Dec)
G1, 2500M, turf, at NAKAYAMA Racecourse
1.Heart's Cry #10 Christophe Lemaire, Kojiro Hashiguchi, 2:31:9
2.Deep Impact #6 Yutaka Take, Yasuo Ikee, +0.1
3.Lincoln #14 Norihiro Yokoyama, Hidetaka Otonashi, +0.3