Tai Chi (2c High Chaparral-Taita, by Big Shuffle) proved himself the best juvenile colt seen in Germany this year when winning the G3 Lando-Preis Des Winterfaviten at Cologne on Sunday.
The Gestut Hachtsee home-bred had previously won a seven-furlong conditions event at Clairefontaine and Longchamp in France before landing a €100,000 prize at Baden-Baden last weekend.
Stepped up to G3 class in this mile event, he looked a hugely exciting prospect when scoring by three and a half lengths under Thierry Thulliez to beat Amarillo (2c Holy Roman Emperor-Alte Kunst, by Royal Academy).
“I had an ideal position, and when I asked, he responded promptly. He is a really good horse,” Thulliez told TDN.