Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: October 5 2013, 10:45 BST

Name: Ben Linfoot

Levitate (c): Value Bet followers would have landed a 40/1 winner
Levitate (c): Value Bet followers would have landed a 40/1 winner

Specialist sports: Horse racing, football.

Notable success: Outstanding success with his weekly profitable Value Bet racing column. Winners so far this year include Levitate (40/1) in the Lincoln, Danchai (20/1) in the John Smith's Cup, Broughton (14/1) at Glorious Goodwood and Excellent Result (20/1) at Ascot.

Twitter: @BenLinfoot

Profile: Ben, sportinglife.com's racing correspondent, has been part of the team since 2005 and has written his Value Bet column for more than three years. 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: Van the man

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the final day of York's Ebor Festival and he's backing Van Percy in the feature handicap.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 15:51 BST
    Van Percy (left): Worth a bet in the Ebor
  • Value Bet: Worth a second Chance

    Ben Linfoot has four Value Bet selections for Friday's card at York, including Chancery for David O'Meara.

    Friday August 22 2014, 15:33 BST
    Ertijaal: Worth backing in the Sky Bet City Of York Stakes
  • Value Bet: Chief fancy

    Ben Linfoot had a 25/1 winner on the first day of York - check out his Value Bet selections for day two's action.

    Thursday August 21 2014, 15:03 BST
    Navajo Chief (orange cap): Loves running over a mile at York
  • Value Bet: Ryan mighty

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

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 16:46 BST
    Three Value Bet selections for day one of York
  • Value Bet: Tat's a Great bet

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Ripon and Newmarket on Saturday as he bids to continue his good run of form.

    Saturday August 16 2014, 15:25 BST
    Tatlisu (orange cap): Good bet in the Great St Wilfrid
  • Giroud to land a Golden touch

    Ben Linfoot provides our Premier League Golden Boot preview with Olivier Giroud rated the best bet.

    Thursday August 14 2014, 12:33 BST
    Olivier Giroud: Looks a good each-way bet at 20/1
  • Value Bet hits top form

    Ben Linfoot's Value Bet has been firing in the winners recently. Check out the overall record and upcoming schedule.

    Tuesday August 12 2014, 14:57 BST
    Energia Davos: Value Bet winner advised at 18/1
  • Value Bet: Take a Chancery

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from three big-price winners at Goodwood, seeks out the value from Ascot and Haydock on Saturday.

    Saturday August 9 2014, 14:52 BST
    Chancery: Worth a bet at Haydock
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Chester for his tip of the day and he's siding with an attractively-handicapped Tom Dascombe horse.

    Sunday August 3 2014, 15:49 BST
    Richard Kingscote: Can cap a good week by winning at Chester on Deauville Prince
  • Value Bet: Max wager

    Our Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot had two winners on Friday and now bids to crack today's feature at Glorious Goodwood.

    Saturday August 2 2014, 15:55 BST
    Sir Maximilian: Strongly fancied at the price
  • Magic can do the trick

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the fourth day of Glorious Goodwood and has two picks for the Betfred Mile.

    Friday August 1 2014, 15:42 BST
    Magic City (left) looks to have a lot in his favour in the Betfred Mile
  • Value Bet: Find your Voice

    Ben Linfoot is prepared to take on the top two in the betting in the Goodwood Cup and makes Forgotten Voice his Value Bet.

    Thursday July 31 2014, 15:08 BST
    Forgotten Voice (right): Worth backing in the feature
  • Value Bet: Old Pal's act

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from a 10/1 winner on Tuesday, seeks out the value on the second day of Glorious Goodwood.

    Tuesday July 29 2014, 20:02 BST
    Scotland (right, pink and green silks): Can enhance St Leger claims
  • Value Bet: Van Percy to strike

    Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for the opening day at Glorious Goodwood, including Van Percy.

    Tuesday July 29 2014, 15:34 BST
    Van Percy (left): Has more to offer
  • Value Bet: One to Watch

    David O'Meara's Watchable headlines Ben Linfoot's Value Bet selections for Saturday's action at Ascot and York.

    Saturday July 26 2014, 15:52 BST
    David O'Meara's Watchable looks a strong candidate at Ascot
  • Value Bet: Eagle to soar

    Ben Linfoot is taking two against the field in the feature at Newmarket while he likes Zain Eagle at York.

    Friday July 11 2014, 17:02 BST
    Gregorian: Worth chancing at Newmarket
  • Value Bet: Eagle to soar

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Haydock and Sandown on Saturday with the main focus on the Old Newton Cup.

    Friday July 4 2014, 17:06 BST
    David O'Meara: Can strike with Open Eagle
  • Value Bet: Silk to shine

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Northumberland Plate day at Newcastle and Irish Derby day at the Curragh.

    Saturday June 28 2014, 16:10 BST
    Noble Silk: Big price for the Plate at 20s
  • Value Bet: Side with Moss

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from tipping a 40/1 winner at Royal Ascot on Friday, seeks out the value in the Wokingham.

    Saturday June 21 2014, 16:55 BST
    Seeking Magic: One of two selections in the Wokingham
  • Excellent chance in the finale

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day four of Royal Ascot, featuring the Coronation Stakes.

    Friday June 20 2014, 17:28 BST
    Richard Hughes could suit Lucky Kristale ideally