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: 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
  • Value Bet: The full Monte

    Ben Linfoot had a fantastic Royal Ascot with 9/1, 14/1 and 28/1 winners, don't miss his Value Bet selections for Saturday.

    Saturday June 27 2015, 16:00 BST
    Montefeltro: Worth an each-way bet in the Northumberland Plate
  • Candy can make sweet Music

    After 9/1 and 14/1 winners in the past two days, Ben Linfoot brings you his Value Bet column for the final day at Royal Ascot.

    Friday June 19 2015, 17:23 BST
    Music Master looks a value option in the Diamond Jubilee
  • Value Bet: Get on the Gold Trail

    Ben Linfoot hit the target with Curvy on Gold Cup day and he's got three Value Bet selections for Friday at Royal Ascot.

    Friday June 19 2015, 17:03 BST
    William Buick: Rides Gold Trail for Godolphin on Friday
  • Value Bet: Resonant to rule

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value bets on day three of Royal Ascot and he's focusing on the Ribblesdale and Britannia Stakes.

    Thursday June 18 2015, 10:30 BST
    Resonant: Worth a bet at 28/1 on Thursday
  • Value Bet: Balty too hot to handle

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on day two of Royal Ascot.

    Tuesday June 16 2015, 17:14 BST
    Balty Boys: Worth a bet at 33/1 at Royal Ascot on Wednesday
  • Value Bet: Hard to rock Ascot

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot has two Value Bet selections for day one of Royal Ascot.

    Tuesday June 16 2015, 16:54 BST
    Johnny Murtagh: Won aboard Sole Power and has a fine chance as a trainer with Hardstone
  • Value Bet: Sugar a sweet bet

    In-form Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature action at York on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday June 13 2015, 15:40 BST
    Burnt Sugar: Big each-way price at York
  • Value Bet: Whip up a Storm

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot had 20/1 and 9/1 winners from two tips on Friday - don't miss his Value Bets for Derby day.

    Saturday June 6 2015, 16:24 BST
    Storm The Stars: Worth an each-way bet in the Derby
  • Value Bet: Heed the Advice

    Our flagship tipster Ben Linfoot has already landed a 20/1 winner at Epsom and he has another selection to come.

    Friday June 5 2015, 15:43 BST
    Sound Advice: Can win at Epsom
  • Value Bet: Fairway to profits

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the best of the action at York and Newmarket on Saturday.

    Saturday May 30 2015, 16:48 BST
    York: First Saturday meeting of the year
  • Value Bet: Pastoral punt

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Thursday evening's meeting at Sandown, featuring the Henry II Stakes.

    Thursday May 28 2015, 20:43 BST
    Pastoral Player: Things could drop right for him at last at Sandown on Thursday evening
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Thirsk for his bet of the day and he's backing a Tim Easterby-trained sprinter.

    Wednesday May 27 2015, 15:07 BST
    Tim Easterby: Trains Bushranger Bay
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Leicester for the day's best racing bet and he's backing an in-form sprinter.

    Tuesday May 26 2015, 15:26 BST
    Robert Winston: Rides Noodles Blue Boy
  • Value Bet: Go to Combat

    Ben Linfoot has tipped 10/1, 12/1 and 20/1 Value Bet winners so far this month - don't miss his tips for Saturday's action.

    Friday May 15 2015, 17:57 BST
    Hors De Combat (right): Worth a bet in the Lockinge
  • Value Bet: Great bet in Jorvik

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from tipping 20/1 winner Alfred Hutchinson, seeks out the value on the final day of York's Dante Festival.

    Friday May 15 2015, 14:39 BST
    Great Hall (right): Worth a bet at York
  • Value Bet: Oui, Monsieur

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the second day of York's Dante Festival on Thursday.

    Thursday May 14 2015, 16:13 BST
    Monsieur Joe: Worth backing to win at York again
  • Value Bet: Tat's magic at York

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the opening day of the Dante Festival at York on Wednesday.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 15:29 BST
    Tatlisu: Worth a bet at York on Wednesday
  • Back Barca to win in style

    We're backing Barcelona to complete their revenge mission in Munich in style in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

    Tuesday May 12 2015, 19:41 BST
    Barcelona should be celebrating again
  • Value Bet: Realm to reign

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from tipping 10/1 and 12/1 winners at Chester, seeks out the value at Ascot and Haydock on Saturday.

    Saturday May 9 2015, 15:39 BST
    Professor: Worth a bet in the Victoria Cup at 25/1