When the punters sniff a fairytale, up parks the truck. A home soil title for Mick Fanning in his final event would be just that.
We’ve installed Mick Fanning as the $7.00 equal favourite to win his final event on the World Surf League tour, the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach – which begins tomorrow.
— World Surf League (@wsl) March 23, 2018
One in six bets have been placed on the Aussie, and nearly twice as much money compared to anyone else in the field. Equal favourite John John Florence is friendless in the market.
“No surprise to see Fanning the best backed to win his farewell event. It’d almost be un-Australian to back anyone else and we’ll be happy to see him ring the bell for a fifth time,” said our very Christian Jantzen.