Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: October 5 2013, 10:45 BST

Name: Ben Linfoot

Levitate (c): Value Bet followers would have landed a 40/1 winner
Levitate (c): Value Bet followers would have landed a 40/1 winner

Specialist sports: Horse racing, football.

Notable success: Outstanding success with his weekly profitable Value Bet racing column. Winners so far this year include Levitate (40/1) in the Lincoln, Danchai (20/1) in the John Smith's Cup, Broughton (14/1) at Glorious Goodwood and Excellent Result (20/1) at Ascot.

Twitter: @BenLinfoot

Profile: Ben, sportinglife.com's racing correspondent, has been part of the team since 2005 and has written his Value Bet column for more than three years. 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: King Charles

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Saturday's racing at Ayr and Newbury including the Spring Cup and Scottish National.

    Saturday April 12 2014, 15:48 BST
    Charles Camoin: Big price at 22s to land the Spring Cup
  • On-song Lukaku can call the tune

    Andy Schooler, Ben Linfoot and Ian Ogg preview Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

    Saturday April 12 2014, 15:05 BST
    Romelu Lukaku can help Everton maintain their challenge for the top four
  • Trust tight defences in Europa

    Ben Linfoot previews Thursday night's quarter-final action in the Europa League and he has two bets advised.

    Thursday April 10 2014, 21:39 BST
    Gianluigi Buffon: Can keep another clean sheet on Thursday
  • Value Bet: Alvarado a Grand bet

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Crabbie's Grand National day at Aintree, and he's keen on a Fergal O'Brien-trained horse.

    Saturday April 5 2014, 16:21 BST
    Alvarado: Big price in the Grand National
  • Value Bet: Big chance

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the second day of the Crabbie's Grand National meeting at Aintree.

    Friday April 4 2014, 16:57 BST
    Big Fella Thanks: Worth a bet in the Topham
  • Value Bet: On High

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of the Crabbie's Grand National meeting at Aintree.

    Thursday April 3 2014, 16:53 BST
    Hawk High: Worth backing at 14s
  • Value Bet: Lightning bolt

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Lincoln and the Spring Mile at Doncaster on Saturday.

    Saturday March 29 2014, 15:52 GMT
    David O'Meara: Trains Sweet Lightning
  • Value Bet: Koo the music

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value bets from Newbury and Lingfield on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday March 22 2014, 10:02 GMT
    What A Warrior (right): Worth a bet at 18s
  • Value Bet: About Time

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival and his selections include 40/1 and 50/1 shots.

    Friday March 14 2014, 17:10 GMT
    The Skyfarmer (left): Can go well in the Martin Pipe
  • Value Bet: Good Intention

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day three of the Cheltenham Festival and he's tipping 14/1, 25/1, 25/1 and 33/1 chances.

    Thursday March 13 2014, 15:56 GMT
    Third Intention: Worth chancing on handicap debut
  • Value Bet: Risk reward

    Our Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

    Wednesday March 12 2014, 16:43 GMT
    Calculated Risk (l): Worth a bet at 40/1
  • Value Bet: Stand Garde

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of the Cheltenham Festival and he's focused on the big prices in three races.

    Tuesday March 11 2014, 17:12 GMT
    Standing Ovation: Looks worthy of a wager at Cheltenham
  • Value Bet: Little big price

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the William Hill Imperial Cup at Sandown on Saturday.

    Saturday March 8 2014, 15:13 GMT
    Little Jon: Could spring a surprise
  • Value Bet: Milan the Real deal

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the William Hill Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster on Saturday.

    Saturday March 1 2014, 15:27 GMT
    Real Milan: Worth a bet in the Grimthorpe
  • Value Bet: Tour a Bright bet

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature races at Kempton and Newcastle on Saturday.

    Saturday February 22 2014, 15:46 GMT
    Tour Des Champs: Cracking bet at Kempton
  • Value Bet: Bourne again

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Ascot and Haydock on Saturday and he's going in again on Bourne at the Berkshire track.

    Friday February 14 2014, 18:29 GMT
    Bourne: Worth a bet at Ascot
  • Poet nice at the price

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday and he's taking two against the field.

    Saturday February 8 2014, 15:41 GMT
    Poet: Big price at 40/1 for the Betfair Hurdle
  • Chance McManus aces at Ffos Las

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature races Sandown and Ffos Las on Saturday.

    Saturday February 1 2014, 15:38 GMT
    JP McManus: Couple of live hopes at Ffos Las
  • Go Native in Sky Bet Chase

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

    Friday January 24 2014, 16:25 GMT
    Native Gallery (right): Worth a bet in the Sky Bet Chase
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Doncaster this afternoon for his tip of the day, and he's keeping things simple.

    Friday January 24 2014, 15:22 GMT
    Daryl Jacob and Paul Nicholls team up at Doncaster