Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: February 5 2015, 12:02 GMT

Mutual Regard: 20/1 Ebor winner
Mutual Regard: 20/1 Ebor winner

Name: Ben Linfoot

Specialist sports: Horse racing, football.

Notable success: Has earned huge profits with his weekly profitable Value Bet racing column. Winners so far this summer include Louis The Pious (40/1) at Royal Ascot, Red Avenger (25/1) at Glorious Goodwood and Energia Davos (18/1). Also bagged the Ebor one-two courtesy of Mutual Regard (20/1) and Van Percy (14/1) and was spot on with Blaine (25/1) at the same York meeting; in football, tipped eventual runners-up Atletico Madrid at 40/1 in the 2013/14 Champions League.

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: Give us a Moo

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the first day of the Flat turf season at Doncaster, featuring the Betway Lincoln.

    Friday March 27 2015, 17:59 GMT
    Moohaarib: Worth backing for the Lincoln at 14/1
  • England to cruise to victory

    England take on Lithuania in Group E of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Friday and Ben Linfoot provides betting tips.

    Wednesday March 25 2015, 18:09 GMT
    Rooney and England can beat Lithuania comfortably
  • Northern Ireland to stifle Scots

    We're backing Northern Ireland to get something from their friendly with Scotland when they travel to Hampden on Wednesday.

    Wednesday March 25 2015, 21:16 GMT
    Northern Ireland can get a result at Hampden
  • Value Bet: The crowned Prince

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the final day of Cheltenham and he's backing AP McCoy to go out on a high in the County.

    Friday March 13 2015, 11:40 GMT
    McCoy: Worth backing to go out on a high with Princely Conn
  • Value Bet: Trust in Times

    Ben Linfoot focuses on the handicap action at Cheltenham on Thursday, with four Value Bet selections.

    Thursday March 12 2015, 16:12 GMT
    Trustan Times: Has been prepared for a return to the Pertemps Final
  • Value Bet: Killa wagers

    Ben Linfoot has five recommendations in his Value Bet column ahead of the opening day of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival.

    Tuesday March 10 2015, 17:29 GMT
    Cape Tribulation: A familiar face to Cheltenham racegoers
  • Value Bet: Take the Hint

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Imperial Cup day at Sandown and he's backing two against the field in the feature.

    Saturday March 7 2015, 15:09 GMT
    Hint Of Mint: Worth a bet at 50/1
  • Value Bet: Bridge the nap

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Saturday afternoon's action at Newbury and Doncaster.

    Friday February 27 2015, 18:20 GMT
    Headly's Bridge: Worth a bet at 20/1
  • Value Bet: Chart a Bright bet

    In-form Ben Linfoot bids for his third successive win in his Value Bet column, with Kempton and Newcastle in focus.

    Saturday February 21 2015, 15:43 GMT
    Chartreux: Worth a bet at Kempton
  • Value Bet: Smashing price in JLT

    Ben Linfoot's final Cheltenham Festival ante-post preview has a 33/1 bet in the JLT Novices' Chase.

    Wednesday February 18 2015, 17:04 GMT
    Andrew Lynch takes Smashing down to the start at last year's Cheltenham Festival
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot provides today's best racing bet and he's keen on a Philip Hobbs-trained raider at Doncaster.

    Wednesday February 18 2015, 15:57 GMT
    Philip Hobbs: Trains Western Jo
  • Value Bet: Unique success

    Ben Linfoot bids to follow up his 25/1 winner at Newbury as he seeks out the value from Ascot and Haydock on Saturday.

    Saturday February 14 2015, 15:37 GMT
    Unique De Cotte can collect at Ascot
  • Value Bet: Tower a Bartlett bet

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a 16/1 Value Bet in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

    Wednesday February 11 2015, 16:59 GMT
    Martello Tower: Worth a bet for the Albert Bartlett at 16s
  • Value Bet: A good Choice

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the feature Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.

    Friday February 6 2015, 17:15 GMT
    Chieftain's Choice (left): Worth a bet at 20/1
  • Value Bet: Verci value to Triumph

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a 20/1 Value Bet in the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

    Wednesday February 4 2015, 21:10 GMT
    Peace And Co: Worth taking on in the Triumph
  • Value Bet: El of a price

    Ben Linfoot bids to follow-up last week's 12/1 winner by seeking out the best Value Bets at Ffos Las and Sandown on Saturday.

    Saturday January 31 2015, 14:52 GMT
    Lucy Wadham: Her El Dancer is worth a bet at 16/1
  • Value Bet: The case for Lido

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a 12/1 Value Bet in the RSA Chase.

    Thursday January 29 2015, 15:57 GMT
    Valseur Lido: Worth backing for the RSA Chase
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Leicester for his tip of the day and he fancies Tom Cannon to strike at the Midlands track.

    Wednesday January 28 2015, 15:15 GMT
    Tom Cannon: Can win aboard Strollawaynow
  • Value Bet: Hold bookies to Ransom

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Cheltenham Trials Day and the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday.

    Saturday January 24 2015, 15:16 GMT
    Generous Ransom (yellow cap): Worth a bet at Cheltenham
  • Value Bet: Have a Ball in Ryanair

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a 20/1 Value Bet in the Ryanair Chase.

    Thursday January 22 2015, 00:08 GMT
    Ballycasey: Worth a bet for the Ryanair Chase at 20/1