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.

  • Value Bet: Shrewd investment

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets from York and Sandown on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday August 20 2016, 15:56 BST
    Master Blueyes (grey): Could win at York again
  • Value Bet: Secret a 50/1 Pearl

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets at York on Friday and he's chancing a big outsider in the Nunthorpe Stakes.

    Friday August 19 2016, 15:36 BST
    Pearl Secret (right): Massive price at 50/1
  • Value Bet: Put Trust in Stoute filly

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets on day two of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

    Thursday August 18 2016, 15:35 BST
    Queen's Trust (right): Worth a bet in the Yorkshire Oaks
  • Value Bet: Make it Muta

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

    Wednesday August 17 2016, 17:10 BST
    Mutakayyef: Good value in the Juddmonte International
  • Value Bet: Stack 'em up!

    In-form Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has three selections from Shergar Cup day at Ascot and Haydock on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday August 6 2016, 15:52 BST
    Josephine Gordon: Should have a good day at Ascot.
  • Value Bet: Rivellino up for the Cup

    Ben Linfoot has had three winning Value Bet selections at 10/1, 10/1 and 16/1 this week - don't miss his Saturday column.

    Saturday July 30 2016, 16:02 BST
    Rivellino (right): Worth a bet in the Stewards' Cup
  • Value Bet: Take Cover at 16/1

    After two 10/1 winners on Thursday, Ben Linfoot previews Friday's Glorious Goodwood, action with Take Cover backed in the big sprint.

    Friday July 29 2016, 15:35 BST
    Take Cover: Could be hard to peg back in a race he enjoys
  • Value Bet: The last Laugh

    Ben Linfoot already has a 10/1 winner in the bag at Goodwood today - now check out his next bet.

    Thursday July 28 2016, 18:04 BST
    Will Kevin Ryan be celebrating another winner in these colours with Laughton?
  • Value Bet: Twin peaks at Goodwood

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day two of Glorious Goodwood, with Twin Sails fancied in the finale.

    Wednesday July 27 2016, 17:26 BST
    Twin Sails (left): Good bet in Wednesday's closing handicap
  • Value Bet: Get into the Spirit

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day one of Glorious Goodwood and he has four selections at big prices.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 16:32 BST
    Notarised: Worth a bet back at Goodwood
  • Icon set to star at Ascot

    In-form Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets at Ascot and York on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday July 23 2016, 16:07 BST
    Clive Cox trains Cape Icon
  • Value Bet: Take Combat

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets at Newbury and Newmarket on Saturday.

    Saturday July 16 2016, 16:15 BST
    Hors De Combat: Worth a bet at 12/1
  • Value Bet: Cat to Growl at HQ

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Newmarket and York on a brilliant Saturday, featuring the July Cup.

    Saturday July 9 2016, 17:13 BST
    Our Channel: Big price at 25s in the John Smith's Cup
  • Value Bet: Dwight alright at 20s

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on day two of Newmarket's Moet & Chandon July Festival.

    Thursday July 7 2016, 17:26 BST
    Dwight D can score in the same colours of Thursday winner Big Orange
  • Value Bet: Tune into Madness

    In-form Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot takes two against the field in the big sprint handicap on day one of Newmarket's July Festival.

    Thursday July 7 2016, 16:06 BST
    Charlie Hills: Trains A Momentofmadness
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot offers five good reasons why Ballymore Castle is the racing tip of the day in the 3.40 Pontefract.

    Tuesday July 5 2016, 16:07 BST
    Ballymore Castle: Well handicapped (Pic: Sal Smithson - www.richardfahey.com)
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Ripon this evening for the tip of the day and he focuses on the sprint handicap.

    Tuesday July 5 2016, 08:27 BST
    Tim Easterby: Trains the selection, Silver Sands
  • Value Bet: Soapy to clean up

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets from Sandown and Haydock Park on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday July 2 2016, 14:50 BST
    Ryan Moore: Rides The Gurkha - and Soapy Aitken - at Sandown on Saturday
  • 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