Marcus Bontempelli had better stop working on his Rising Star acceptance speech, with Lewis Taylor firming from $4.50 into $3.25 with online bookmaker today on the back of punter support.

Bontempelli remains the $1.50 favourite, but todays push for Taylor suggests it is far from a forgone conclusion.

Its daylight between Bontempelli, Taylor and the rest, with Josh Kelly the next in the market at $17.

“Bontempelli has been the favourite for weeks and we didn’t see this push for Taylor coming. But with the push today, his odds have firmed to $3.25 and you can expect them to be even shorter by Wednesday if this continues,” said’s Shaun Anderson.

Market courtesy of Join Here.
Rising Star Winner
(Prices in brackets from Sunday 31 August)
$1.50 Marcus Bontempelli (out from $1.40)
$3.25 Lewis Taylor (in from $4.50)
$17 Josh Kelly (out from $14)
$21 James Aish (out from $17)
$31 Jake Stringer (steady)
$31 Luke McDonald (steady)
$31 Zac Merrett (out from $26)
$31 Kade Kolodjashnij (out from $26)
$31 Tom Langdon (steady)
$41 Luke Dunstan (steady)
Others quoted