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.

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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