Legendary horse racing jockey Johnny Murtagh believes 'Too Darn Hot' could be worth €40 million if the horse wins tomorrow's 2000 Guineas at The Curragh Racecourse.
The jockey believes the horse is the one to beat in the showpiece race, and says it's the horse he would ride if he was taking part in the race.
Murtagh joined OTB'S Friday Night Curragh Festival Special Roadshow.
"I think it's a three-horse race. If I was to ride one in the race it would be 'Too Darn Hot,' the trainer told OTB.
Murtagh believes the horse's pace and understanding of the race duration will be a decisive factor for a winning outcome.
"I think he's got the pace; he gets the mile really well,' said the former Guineas winner.
The 'Group 1' winning horse's value may sore with a win tomorrow and Murtagh explained why the horse could be worth such a vast sum.
"He's kind of stallion, already but to really add on value he needs to win a classic. He didn't make it to the English Guineas, this is his chance now in the Irish Guineas. He could be worth up to €40 million if he wins tomorrow. He's by Dubawi, he's out if very good mare. Everyone wants the next Galileo.' explained Murtagh.
Former 2000 Guineas winner says another horse needs to take over breeding duties soon from Galileo because of the legendary horse's age. He says 'Too Darn Hot' may be the future stallion needed if he goes to the breeding shed after his racing career.
"Everyone wants the next Galileo, and Galileo is not getting any younger. They need the next Galileo. So, this lad has all the credentials to be a great racehorse but he has to do it all over again when he goes to the breeding shed.
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