Farah favourite without Murray

  • Last Updated: December 15 2013, 19:24 GMT

Andy Murray sadly will not be attending the BBC Sports Personality of The Year bash in Leeds though at a general 1/20 to take the award, it's likely that the trophy is already enjoying a first class ride to his training camp in Miami.

Mo Farah: Favourite with the firms in the without Murray market
Mo Farah: Favourite with the firms in the without Murray market

Of more interest to punters has been the market without Murray, and with telephone voters notoriously fickle, it's no surprise to see that there is plenty of interest in a number of likely contenders.

Mo Farah is the favourite with the majority of bookmakers at around 6/5 but patriotic bookmakers, Boylesports, reckon we could be in for a turn-up as 2010 winner, Tony McCoy is their favourite at 6/5 with Farah available at an industry best of 6/4.

With McCoy recently passing the 4000 career winners mark and plenty of publicity generated as a consequence, his credentials are clearly there for all to see.

However, the Welsh callers might just foil both as Leigh Halfpenny has been supported into 14/1 with bet365.

The Cardiff Blues man was a key member of the British Lions squad and has reportedly been linked with a move across the channel to Toulon.