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.

  • Racing tip of the day

    Jockey George Wood can continue his good recent form at Brighton this afternoon, according to our Ben Linfoot.

    Tuesday June 28 2016, 17:11 BST
    George Wood (l) has a good chance on Whip Up A Frenzy at Brighton today
  • Value Bet: Nice Reward in Plate

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets in the first Northumberland Plate to be run on the new Tapeta surface at Newcastle.

    Saturday June 25 2016, 16:18 BST
    My Reward: Good bet in the first Northumberland Plate on the all-weather
  • Value Bet: Ocean high

    Ben Linfoot tipped 12/1 winner Kinema at Royal Ascot on Friday, don't miss his selections for the final day.

    Saturday June 18 2016, 16:52 BST
    Oceanographer (blue, centre): Good bet in the Wolferton
  • Value Bet: Rioja up for the Cup

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on day four of Royal Ascot, including La Rioja in the Commonwealth Cup.

    Friday June 17 2016, 16:46 BST
    La Rioja: Can bounce back from Haydock defeat at Ascot
  • Value Bet: 50/1 Baker treat

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on day three at Royal Ascot with Pacodali fancied at a huge price in the Britannia.

    Thursday June 16 2016, 17:29 BST
    George Baker: Worth backing again on Pacodali in the Britannia
  • Value Bet: Balty to run hot in Hunt

    Our Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets on day two of Royal Ascot with Balty Boys fancied in the Hunt Cup.

    Wednesday June 15 2016, 16:49 BST
    Balty Boys (right): A decent bet in the Royal Hunt Cup
  • Value Bet: Worth the Hassle

    Our Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets on day one of Royal Ascot and he has three selections.

    Tuesday June 14 2016, 18:03 BST
    Jungle Cat (centre): Good value in the King's Stand Stakes on the strength of this big run in the Palace House Stakes.
  • Value Bet: Get on the Road

    Our in-form Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has four selections for Musselburgh, Sandown and York on Saturday.

    Saturday June 11 2016, 15:40 BST
    Top Notch Tonto: Can win the Ganton Stakes again
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot had a 16/1 winner at Pontefract on Monday. His top tip today goes at Salisbury.

    Wednesday June 8 2016, 08:44 BST
    Oisin Murphy: Rides the selection at Salisbury
  • Racing tip of the day

    Fresh from a 33/1 weekend success, Ben Linfoot heads to Pontefract's evening card for today's racing tip of the day.

    Monday June 6 2016, 18:17 BST
    Kevin Ryan: In great form in recent weeks
  • Value Bet: Mass appeal in Derby

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets for Investec Derby day at Epsom Downs on Saturday.

    Saturday June 4 2016, 16:18 BST
    Massaat: Big price considering his 2000 Guineas form
  • Euro 2016: Group B guide

    Our Euro 2016 guide continues with Ben Linfoot's take on Group B, which includes England.

    Wednesday June 15 2016, 15:54 BST
    Harry Kane can prove the main man for England
  • Value Bet: Diamonds to sparkle

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets in the Investec Oaks and on the rest of Friday's card at Epsom.

    Friday June 3 2016, 16:33 BST
    Tullius: Should go well in a first-time visor
  • Value Bet: A Quiet word

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Chester and Haydock Park on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday May 28 2016, 15:40 BST
    Quiet Reflection: Worth a bet in the Sandy Lane
  • Value Bet: One step Beyond

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Goodwood, Haydock and York on a busy Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday May 21 2016, 15:46 BST
    Northgate Lad (grey, right): Worth chancing at 20/1
  • Value Bet: Prince a punt

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from tipping two 14/1 winners at York, seeks out the best value bets from Newbury & Newmarket on Saturday.

    Saturday May 14 2016, 16:16 BST
    Time Test winning last year's London Gold Cup
  • Value Bet: Swing in with ol' Blueyes

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on the third and final day of York's Dante Festival on Friday.

    Friday May 13 2016, 17:19 BST
    Flying Officer: Could seal a good week for John Gosden
  • Value Bet: More appealing

    Ben Linfoot had a 14/1 winner on the first day of York's Dante Festival - don't miss his Value Bet selections for day two.

    Thursday May 12 2016, 16:08 BST
    One Word More (right): Worth a bet at 20/1
  • Value Bet: Buy George!

    Our flagship racing tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day one of York's Dante Festival.

    Wednesday May 11 2016, 15:23 BST
    George Bowen (the grey horse): Can win at York on Wednesday
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot fancies an in-form last-time-out Wolverhampton winner to excel at Beverley this afternoon.

    Tuesday May 10 2016, 18:12 BST
    They race at Beverley today