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: Take the Trip at Chester

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the Chester Cup card where he has three selections.

    Tuesday May 5 2015, 17:07 BST
    Trip to Paris: Worth a bet in the Chester Cup
  • Value Bet: Having a Ball

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Qipco 1000 Guineas day at Newmarket on Sunday and he has two selections.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 18:36 BST
    Jellicle Ball (right): Good bet to land the Guineas
  • Value Bet: The Path to glory

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on QIPCO 2000 Guineas day at Newmarket and he has two selections on the card.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 15:31 BST
    Celestial Path: Worth a bet in the 2000 Guineas
  • Hammers the standout bet

    West Ham look the standout bet on Saturday's Premier League coupon, according to our tipping team.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 17:39 BST
    West Ham should be too good for basement boys Burnley
  • Value Bet: Back the Legend

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

    Saturday April 25 2015, 15:45 BST
    Le Reve: Strong credentials in the day's feature
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot fancies a front-runner to make all under Tom Queally at Brighton this evening.

    Tuesday April 21 2015, 18:41 BST
    Tom Queally: Can make all on Dr Red Eye
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot feels the handicapper has given one horse an excellent chance in the Riu Palace Meloneras Handicap today.

    Monday April 20 2015, 15:54 BST
  • Value Bet: A good Cause

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree and he's relying on two selections.

    Saturday April 11 2015, 16:07 BST
    Cause Of Causes: Worth a bet in the National
  • Value Bet: Stand and deliver

    Ben Linfoot previews the second day of the Grand National meeting and he's backing Standing Ovation in the Topham Chase.

    Friday April 10 2015, 16:57 BST
    Standing Ovation: Well treated on his best form and worth a punt in the Topham
  • Value Bet: Aintree King

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

    Wednesday April 8 2015, 18:15 BST
    Three Kingdoms: A decent bet at Aintree
  • Value Bet: Grand ambitions

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.

    Monday April 6 2015, 16:59 BST
    Andrew Lynch and Jim Dreaper could team up for Irish National success with Los Amigos
  • Value Bet: Same Plan at Haydock

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value at Haydock on Saturday as he bids to bolster the bank ahead of Aintree with three tips.

    Saturday April 4 2015, 16:33 BST
    No Planning: Big price to land Haydock race again
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot expects Michael Scudamore to improve his excellent strike-rate with handicap chasers even further at Exeter today.

    Tuesday March 31 2015, 15:08 BST
    These colours could be carried to victory at Exeter this afternoon
  • 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.

    Saturday March 28 2015, 10:38 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