Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: June 21 2015, 10:36 BST

Interception: 28/1 winner at Royal Ascot
Interception: 28/1 winner at Royal Ascot

Name: Ben Linfoot

Specialist sports: Horse racing, football.

Notable success: Has earned huge profits, not to mention a fearsome reputation among the layers, with his highly-profitable Value Bet racing column. Royal Ascot 2015 summed up his tipping talent where he nailed 28/1, 14/1 and 9/1 winners. Also strong on football - he picked out Atletico Madrid for the Champions League in 2013/14 when they delivered decent each-way profits at 40/1.

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.

  • Premier League: Team-by-team tips

    Our writers bring you their team-by-team betting guide to the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season.

    Monday August 3 2015, 11:18 BST
    Raheem Sterling: Backed to prove his worth at Manchester City
  • Value Bet: Take Toofi in Stewards'

    Our flagship racing tipster Ben Linfoot focuses on the Stewards' Cup and the consolation race on the final day of Goodwood.

    Saturday August 1 2015, 15:45 BST
    Toofi: Worth a bet in the Stewards' Cup
  • Value Bet: Take Two in Mile

    Our flagship racing tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day four of Glorious Goodwood.

    Thursday July 30 2015, 17:48 BST
    The scene at Glorious Goodwood on Thursday
  • Value Bet: Quest for profit

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day three of Glorious Goodwood and he has three selections.

    Thursday July 30 2015, 15:10 BST
    Quest For Moore: Worth a bet in the Goodwood Cup
  • Value Bet: Chance Arod in Sussex

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day two of Glorious Goodwood.

    Wednesday July 29 2015, 15:07 BST
    Arod: Worth a bet in the Sussex Stakes at 9/1
  • Value Bet: Fantasy a Summer sizzler

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the first day of Glorious Goodwood - and he has an ante-post tip too.

    Tuesday July 28 2015, 15:46 BST
    Sennockian Star: Worth a bet in the opener
  • Value Bet: Rene can go in again

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Ascot and York on Saturday.

    Saturday July 25 2015, 15:32 BST
    Rene Mathis: Worth a bet at 20s to follow-up his Bunbury Cup success
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Ascot for our racing desk's tip of the day with one of John Gosden's well fancied.

    Friday July 24 2015, 15:47 BST
    William Buick: Rides today's selection
  • Value Bet: Find your Voice

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from York and Newmarket on a stellar Saturday of action around the country.

    Saturday July 11 2015, 15:41 BST
    Related: Worth a bet in the Bunbury Cup
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot dips his toe into the the murky waters of early nurseries for the first time this season at Catterick.

    Thursday July 9 2015, 08:33 BST
    Tim Easterby: Trains the tip of the day for the second day running
  • Value Bet: Kaka’s Challenge

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature action at Haydock and Sandown.

    Saturday July 4 2015, 14:43 BST
    Gabrial's Kaka (centre) stands out at the weights and the prices
  • Value Bet: The full Monte

    Ben Linfoot had a fantastic Royal Ascot with 9/1, 14/1 and 28/1 winners, don't miss his Value Bet selections for Saturday.

    Saturday June 27 2015, 16:00 BST
    Montefeltro: Worth an each-way bet in the Northumberland Plate
  • Candy can make sweet Music

    After 9/1 and 14/1 winners in the past two days, Ben Linfoot brings you his Value Bet column for the final day at Royal Ascot.

    Friday June 19 2015, 17:23 BST
    Music Master looks a value option in the Diamond Jubilee
  • Value Bet: Get on the Gold Trail

    Ben Linfoot hit the target with Curvy on Gold Cup day and he's got three Value Bet selections for Friday at Royal Ascot.

    Friday June 19 2015, 17:03 BST
    William Buick: Rides Gold Trail for Godolphin on Friday
  • Value Bet: Resonant to rule

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value bets on day three of Royal Ascot and he's focusing on the Ribblesdale and Britannia Stakes.

    Thursday June 18 2015, 10:30 BST
    Resonant: Worth a bet at 28/1 on Thursday
  • Value Bet: Balty too hot to handle

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on day two of Royal Ascot.

    Tuesday June 16 2015, 17:14 BST
    Balty Boys: Worth a bet at 33/1 at Royal Ascot on Wednesday
  • Value Bet: Hard to rock Ascot

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot has two Value Bet selections for day one of Royal Ascot.

    Tuesday June 16 2015, 16:54 BST
    Johnny Murtagh: Won aboard Sole Power and has a fine chance as a trainer with Hardstone
  • Value Bet: Sugar a sweet bet

    In-form Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature action at York on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday June 13 2015, 15:40 BST
    Burnt Sugar: Big each-way price at York
  • Value Bet: Whip up a Storm

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot had 20/1 and 9/1 winners from two tips on Friday - don't miss his Value Bets for Derby day.

    Saturday June 6 2015, 16:24 BST
    Storm The Stars: Worth an each-way bet in the Derby
  • Value Bet: Heed the Advice

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot has already landed a 20/1 winner at Epsom and he has another selection to come.

    Friday June 5 2015, 15:43 BST
    Sound Advice: Can win at Epsom