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, 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: Cry me a Rive at 50/1

    Ben Linfoot had 11/1 and 14/1 winners from two previews at Chester - don't miss his Value Bet tips for Ascot on Saturday.

    Friday May 6 2016, 19:00 BST
    Rivellino (pink and blue silks): Huge price in the Victoria Cup
  • Value Bet: Fleming fancy

    Ben Linfoot selected the Chester Cup winner for the third year running on Wednesday - don't miss his day two Value Bet tips.

    Thursday May 5 2016, 15:48 BST
    Andrew Balding: Great record at Chester
  • Value Bet: Reel good claims

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on day one of Chester and he's taking two against the field in the feature.

    Wednesday May 4 2016, 15:05 BST
    Lexi's Hero: Big price to win the Boodles Diamond Handicap again
  • Racing tip of the day

    Champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa rides our racing tip of the day down at Brighton this afternoon. Check out Ben Linfoot's pick.

    Tuesday May 3 2016, 14:54 BST
    Silvestre de Sousa: Rides the selection
  • Racing tip of the day

    Our Ben Linfoot heads to Beverley for the racing tip of the day with a Graham Gibbons-ridden horse well fancied.

    Monday May 2 2016, 14:51 BST
    Graham Gibbons: Can win on Fashionata
  • Value Bet: A new Dawn

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Newmarket and Goodwood on Saturday including in the Qipco 2000 Guineas.

    Saturday April 30 2016, 15:50 BST
    Herald The Dawn: Big price at 33/1 in the 2000 Guineas
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Ascot and the Pavilion Stakes for our racing tip of the day.

    Wednesday April 27 2016, 15:52 BST
    Dhahmaan: Interesting contender at Ascot today
  • Value Bet: Reve the engine!

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown and a handicap at Haydock on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday April 23 2016, 16:13 BST
    Le Reve: Big price at his beloved Sandown
  • Value Bet: Storm brewing at Epsom

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in a couple of the handicaps on the Investec Derby Trial card at Epsom on Wednesday.

    Wednesday April 20 2016, 15:50 BST
    There's quality action at Epsom on Wednesday
  • Value Bet: Shoot for the Moon!

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets for day two of the Grand National meeting at Aintree.

    Friday April 8 2016, 16:11 BST
    Mr Moonshine: Massive price at 50/1
  • Value Bet: Trade Union at 33/1

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets in the Crabbie's Grand National and two other races on the Aintree card.

    Saturday April 9 2016, 17:13 BST
    Unioniste: Big price for National glory
  • Value Bet: Take the Present

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from tipping the Lincoln winner at 25/1, seeks out the value bets on day one of the Grand National meeting.

    Thursday April 7 2016, 16:11 BST
    Saphir Du Rheu winning the Mildmay last year
  • Value Bet: Secret service

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets from Doncaster as the Flat turf season gets into full swing with the Lincoln.

    Saturday April 2 2016, 14:46 BST
    Ocean Tempest: Big price to win the Lincoln again
  • Value Bet: Feel the Wrath

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot highlights the best bet in Monday's highly competitive Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

    Monday March 28 2016, 16:50 BST
    Sandra Hughes: Trainer of Wrath Of Titans knows what's required to win the Irish National
  • Value Bet: Master plan

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value bets from Kempton Park and Haydock on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday March 26 2016, 15:49 GMT
    Master Of Finance (right): Kempton fancy
  • Value Bet: Count on Cogry

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value bets from the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter and Kempton's Saturday card.

    Saturday March 19 2016, 16:33 GMT
    Ryan Hatch: Rides Cogry in the Midlands National
  • Value Bet: Star to shine

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup day - the final day of the Festival.

    Friday March 18 2016, 17:13 GMT
    Mad Jack Mytton (right): One to watch in the County Hurdle
  • Value Bet: Frankie the form

    Ben Linfoot went close with a 28/1 second on Wednesday - don't miss his Value Bet selections for day three of Cheltenham.

    Thursday March 17 2016, 17:19 GMT
    Niceonefrankie: Big price at 25/1
  • Value Bet: Winter warmer

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day two of the Cheltenham Festival, including a 28/1 chance in the Fred Winter.

    Wednesday March 16 2016, 16:44 GMT
    Felix Yonger: Could give stablemate Un De Sceaux something to think about
  • Value Bet: Grounds for a wager

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day one of the Cheltenham Festival - with Camping Ground fancied in the feature.

    Monday March 14 2016, 18:45 GMT
    Camping Ground: Champion Hurdle hopeful