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.

  • 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
  • Value Bet: Outstanding price

    Ben Linfoot hit the bar with a couple of seconds at York on Wednesday - he's got four Value Bet tips for Thursday's action.

    Wednesday August 19 2015, 17:36 BST
    Kellini (left): Worth a bet at York on Thursday
  • Value Bet: Take the Acclaim

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

    Wednesday August 19 2015, 15:49 BST
    Highland Acclaim (right): Worth a bet in York's opener
  • Value Bet: Eccleston a Great bet

    Ben Linfoot had a 16/1 winner at Ascot last weekend and he seeks out the value at Ripon and Newmarket on Saturday.

    Saturday August 15 2015, 17:05 BST
    Eccleston (left): Worth backing at Ripon
  • Value Bet: Moon to rake in profit

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

    Saturday August 8 2015, 15:48 BST
    Festive Fare (Godolphin blue) chases home Golden Horn earlier in the season
  • Back Rooney for flying start

    We provide a game-by-game guide to the opening Saturday of the Barclays Premier League featuring Man Utd v Spurs.

    Sunday August 9 2015, 10:17 BST
    Wayne Rooney: Worth a bet to score against Spurs
  • Midlands duo set for the drop

    Ben Linfoot previews the Premier League relegation market and he thinks Aston Villa are in for a season of struggle.

    Wednesday August 5 2015, 07:17 BST
    It could be a difficult season for Tim Sherwood
  • Premier League: Team-by-team tips

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

    Tuesday August 4 2015, 14:24 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