The Noriyuki Hori-trained Hishi Iguazu (5 h ex La Liz by Bernstein) came out on top of a close finish to win the Nakayama Kimpai (Gr 3, 2000m) on Tuesday and in the process handed Heart's Cry (Sunday Silence) with his 49th stakes winner.
Bred by Northern Racing, who enjoyed a breeding double on the card, having struck earlier in the afternoon with Veil Nebula, the four-year-old entire stayed on well to come out on top of a close finish, beating Kokorono Todai (Eishin Flash) by a neck, while Win Exceed (Manhattan Cafe) was another length and a three-quarters further back in third.
Purchased by Abe Masahide for ¥97,000,000 ($1,221,790) at the 2016 JRA Select Yearling and Foal Sale, the entire is out of Argentinian Grade 3 winner La Liz (Bernstein) and she is herself a half-sister to Listed scorer La Mas Posh (Hurricane Cat) and the dam of fellow stakes winner Quebrada Shiner (Indygo Shiner).
Further back this is the same family as stakes winner La Garland (Mutakddim).
In 2019 La Liz foaled a filly by Daiwa Major (Sunday Silence) and she was purchased by Terada Toshio for ¥66,000,000 ($831,996) at the 2019 JRA Select Yearling and Foal Sale.
Heart's Cry's progeny is headed by ten stakes winners, including Lys Gracieux, who landed the 2019 edition of the Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m).