Adelaide’s Taylor Walker has emerged as a genuine contender for the Coleman medal and punters have been supporting him in numbers, with the Crows forward firming from $11 to $7.00 to win the leading goalkicker award with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
Opening the season as a $26 chance, punters have been keen on Walker for the Coleman for some time, with one punter from Adelaide having $500 on him at $26 for a collect of $13,000 should he win.
This trend has continued over the last week, with Walker once again the second best backed player behind Buddy Franklin, the $3.00 favourite.
“There was a lot of early money for him when he was at long odds. Given his form, he hasn’t let those early punters down and even now he is into $7.00, the money is still coming as he seems to be the real deal this year,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Coleman Medal Winner
(Prices in brackets from 4th May)
$3.00 Lance Franklin (in from $3.00)
$7.00 Taylor Walker (in from $11)
$11 Jack Riewoldt (steady)
$11 Travis Cloke (steady)
$11 Tom Hawkins (out from $6.50)
$14 James Podsiadly (steady)
$23 Kurt Tippett (out from $17)
$26 Eddie Betts (out from $16)