Kentucky - A huge American punt on Kingsbarns winning Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes has been reported by online spread-betting site Aintgottaprayer.con as several million dollars of US bloodstock agents' and thoroughbred breeders' hard earned cash sits pretty on the outcome of tomorrow's 6.50 at Leopardstown.
The lightly raced three year-old son of Galileo has been valued at $50 million if he adds tomorrow's prestigious Group 1 to last October's Racing Post Trophy, the ultimate European equine accolade for up-and-coming juvenile stars.
A win in Ireland on Saturday evening would see Seamie Heffernan's charge lined up for the US Breeders Cup where long-shot antepost odds see him priced at 20/1 for America's annual Blue Ribband contest.
Bred at Ireland's Coolmore Stud the colt bypassed both this year's Irish and British Classics, the 2000 Guineas and the Derby, after coming down with foot fault problems following an outbreak of Norwegian Horse Verrucas at trainer Aidan O'Brien's stables.
Opposing him in the Euro434,500 10-furlong race are notable multiple winners of Group 1 races Al Kazeem and Declaration of War.
Priced respectively at 9/4 and 5/2 the older horses will both be carrying a whopping 7lbs more than O'Brien's Kingsbarns whose 9st weight and some nimble footwork should produce the goods in memorable style.
Commenting on the colt's prospects a breeder from Kentucky's Three Smoking Chimneys Stable said, "Waited a whole year for this baby to run, can't wait to clean up at such a ridiculous price."
See the race live on Channel 666.