Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: October 4 2016, 9:54 BST

Gawdawpalin was a 33/1 Epsom Value Bet winner
Gawdawpalin was a 33/1 Epsom Value Bet winner

Name: Ben Linfoot

Specialist sports: Horse racing.

Notable successes: Ben enjoyed another hugely successful summer of tipping in 2016 with his popular Value Bet racing column and has consistently racked up profits from May onwards, a month when he landed five winners all at double-figure odds. Other highlights included Gawdawpalin (33/1) at the Epsom Derby meeting, Secret Art (20/1) at Sandown and three more big-price winning selections at Glorious Goodwood. You can check out his full Value Bet record since inception here.

Twitter: @BenLinfoot

Profile: Ben, sportinglife.com's racing correspondent, has been part of the team since 2005 and has written his Value Bet column since 2010. The column is designed to generate profit in the long-term by highlighting what he deems to be overpriced horses ahead of the big races on a weekend and at the major festivals. Ben also keeps a close eye on top-flight football and contributes occasionally with football tips in the top competitions.

  • Value Bet: Take Steppes at Aintree

    Ben Linfoot had 11/1, 12/1, 14/1 & 16/1 winners in November - don't miss his Value Bet advice for Aintree & Sandown on Saturday.

    Saturday December 3 2016, 15:29 GMT
    Saint Are: Can go well around the Aintree fences again on Saturday
  • Value Bet: Carole's to strike gold

    Ben Linfoot has had 12/1, 14/1 and 16/1 winners in November - don't miss his Value Bet advice for Newbury and Newcastle on Saturday.

    Saturday November 26 2016, 15:06 GMT
    Carole's Destrier: Big price at 33/1 to win the Hennessy
  • Value Bet: Taking a Kruz

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets from Ascot and Haydock on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday November 19 2016, 15:16 GMT
    Kruzhlinin: Worth a bet in the Fixed Brush
  • Value Bet: Expect a Stern effort

    Ben Linfoot has one Value Bet for Sunday - in the feature StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.

    Sunday November 13 2016, 15:38 GMT
    Sternrubin: Big price at 14s for the Greatwood
  • Value Bet: As to strike Gold

    After 12/1 and 14/1 winners last weekend, Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets on Saturday's card at Cheltenham.

    Saturday November 12 2016, 14:26 GMT
    As De Mee: Good value to get the better of More Of That on Saturday
  • Value Bet: Buy me a River

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot fired in two winners from two races last Saturday, so don't miss his tip for Cheltenham on Friday.

    Friday November 11 2016, 13:33 GMT
    Noel Fehily: Rides Monbeg River on Friday
  • Value Bet: Eyes on the Prize

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Doncaster and Wincanton on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday November 5 2016, 15:37 GMT
    Prize Money (left) can land the November Handicap
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Exeter for the sportinglife.com racing tip of the day with one of Philip Hobbs' fancied.

    Tuesday November 1 2016, 15:30 GMT
    Philip Hobbs: Trains Silver Commander
  • Value Bet: Humidor to strike

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has three bets at big prices from Cheltenham, Doncaster and Newbury on Saturday.

    Saturday October 22 2016, 15:17 BST
    Humidor was second in the Portland
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Pontefract for the racing tip of the day as he's seduced by a plummeting handicap mark.

    Monday October 17 2016, 17:58 BST
    Arctic Feeling: Looking well handicapped at Pontefract today
  • Value Bet: Pretty pretty good

    Ben Linfoot has four Value Bet selections on a brilliant card at Ascot for QIPCO British Champions Day.

    Friday October 14 2016, 17:18 BST
    Pretty Perfect runs Simple Verse close at Doncaster last time
  • Value Bet: Cash in with Cashel

    Ben Linfoot has four Value Bet selections for Saturday's feature action at Newmarket and York.

    Friday October 7 2016, 18:24 BST
    William Buick: Rides The Cashel Man
  • Value Bet: Have Faith in Beckett hope

    Ben Linfoot picks out the best bets at Newmarket and York in his Value Bet preview ahead of Friday's action.

    Friday October 7 2016, 15:52 BST
    Gold Faith can return to winning ways at Newmarket
  • Value Bet: Donncha wish

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has four selections for Saturday's feature action at Ascot and Newmarket.

    Saturday October 1 2016, 16:08 BST
    Donncha (left): Can go well again at Ascot
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Wolverhampton for our racing tip of the day and he's chancing a Milton Bradley-trained sprinter at a big price.

    Tuesday September 27 2016, 18:41 BST
    Bushwise can go well in the silks carried by her stablemate Englishman (r)
  • Value Bet: Knight to slay rivals

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has two each-way selections at big prices for Saturday's Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

    Saturday September 24 2016, 16:05 BST
    Knight Owl (yellow cap) winning at Newmarket earlier in the season
  • Value Bet: Strike Gold with Star

    Ben Linfoot's Value Bet has been in fine form with 16/1 and 9/1 winners the last two Saturdays - don't miss his Ayr advice.

    Saturday September 17 2016, 15:36 BST
    Teruntum Star: Worth a bet in the Ayr Gold Cup
  • Value Bet: Muk' in at huge 33/1

    Our Ben Linfoot has a 33/1 headline selection among four Value Bets for Saturday's action at Doncaster and Leopardstown.

    Saturday September 10 2016, 15:13 BST
    Kevin Ryan has a fine record in the Portland - and it could get better yet
  • Value Bet: Polar express!

    Ben Linfoot has found two big-priced winners in the space of the last week - don't miss his Value Bet tips for Friday.

    Friday September 9 2016, 15:36 BST
    Polarisation (left) can go well on Friday
  • Value Bet: Don't Pass up Tioga

    After 16/1 and 14/1 winners in his last two Value Bet previews, Ben Linfoot hunts more profits on day two of the Leger meeting.

    Thursday September 8 2016, 15:37 BST
    Tioga Pass chases home California at Goodwood