Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: November 12 2015, 16:04 GMT

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,'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: On the Ned

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday and he takes two against the field.

    Friday November 27 2015, 16:50 GMT
    Ned Stark winning at Newbury this time last year
  • Value Bet Update

    Ben Linfoot adds a 16/1 selection at Ascot and an 11/1 tip at Haydock in his Value Bet Update for today's racing.

    Saturday November 21 2015, 15:16 GMT
    Closing Ceremony: Worth a bet at 14/1
  • Value Bet: Better the Devil

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday.

    Sunday November 15 2015, 14:38 GMT
    Devilment: Worth a bet at 16s at Cheltenham on Sunday
  • Value Bet Update

    Ben Linfoot adds two value bets at 16/1 for Paddy Power Gold Cup day at Cheltenham.

    Saturday November 14 2015, 14:51 GMT
    Double Ross: A big price to win at Cheltenham once again
  • Value Bet: Present a gift

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets for day one of The Open meeting at Cheltenham and he has three selections.

    Thursday November 12 2015, 16:37 GMT
    Rose Of The Moon: Interesting contender at 33/1
  • Value Bet Update: Concert pitch

    Ben Linfoot adds a Value Bet at Aintree to his selections at Doncaster and Wincanton this afternoon.

    Saturday November 7 2015, 15:37 GMT
    Theatrical Star (right): Worth a bet at Wincanton
  • Value Bet: Jolly good bet

    Our flagship racing tipster Ben Linfoot adds two selections to his Friday tips this morning in 'Value Bet Update'.

    Saturday October 31 2015, 14:53 GMT
    Jolly's Cracked It: Worth a bet at Ascot
  • Value Bet: Breeders' Cup

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value at the 2015 Breeders' Cup and he has one bet on the Keeneland card on Saturday night.

    Saturday October 31 2015, 18:07 GMT
    Freddy Head: Trains Queen's Jewel
  • Value Bet: Going for Gold

    Ben Linfoot has four Value Bet selections for Saturday's actions across Cheltenham, Doncaster and Newbury.

    Saturday October 24 2015, 14:38 BST
    Robot Boy is among Ben's Saturday selections
  • Value Bet: Empire to strike back

    Our Ben Linfoot has five Value Bet selections for Qipco Champions Day, including Empire Storm in the finale.

    Saturday October 17 2015, 15:35 BST
    Fort Bastion (left): One of two bets in the final race
  • Value Bet: Back Bayan

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket and the Coral Sprint Trophy at York on Saturday.

    Saturday October 10 2015, 15:49 BST
    Bayan (left): Top hurdler can go well in the Ces
  • Value Bet: Feed the Goat

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the handicaps at Newmarket and York on Friday afternoon.

    Friday October 9 2015, 15:39 BST
    Spirit Of The Law (right) can go well at York
  • Value Bet: Steps to profit

    Our flagship racing tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets at Longchamp on Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe day.

    Sunday October 4 2015, 15:46 BST
    Steps (far left): Worth a bet to land the Prix de l'Abbaye
  • Value Bet: Traveller's best

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Saturday's meetings at Ascot and Newmarket.

    Saturday October 3 2015, 15:46 BST
    Outback Traveller (blue and yellow silks): Worth a bet at Ascot
  • Back Jose to sink Porto

    Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are tipped to get the win at his old club Porto in our preview of Tuesday's Champions League games.

    Tuesday September 29 2015, 19:59 BST
    Jose Mourinho: Can mastermind a win at his old club
  • Value Bet: Make it Musaddas

    Ben Linfoot returns to the Value Bet hot seat and he has two selections in the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

    Saturday September 26 2015, 15:38 BST
    Musaddas (far side): Worth a bet in the Cambridgeshire
  • Value Bet: Just one Duretto

    Ben Linfoot struck again with a 14/1 winner last weekend - he has four Value Bet tips for Ascot and Haydock on Saturday.

    Saturday September 5 2015, 15:23 BST
    Duretto: Has ideal conditions at Ascot on Saturday
  • Value Bet: Enlace the ace

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature handicaps at Goodwood and Newmarket this weekend.

    Saturday August 29 2015, 14:48 BST
    Enlace: Worth a bet at her beloved Goodwood
  • Value Bet: Fun fancied

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the final day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

    Saturday August 22 2015, 16:16 BST
    Fun Mac (left) chases home Clondaw Warrior at Royal Ascot
  • Value Bet: Profitable punt

    Ben Linfoot has two each-way Value Bet selections for the third day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

    Friday August 21 2015, 15:40 BST
    Profitable (right) can go well at a huge price