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: Old Pal's act

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from a 10/1 winner on Tuesday, seeks out the value on the second day of Glorious Goodwood.

    Tuesday July 29 2014, 20:02 BST
    Scotland (right, pink and green silks): Can enhance St Leger claims
  • Value Bet: Van Percy to strike

    Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for the opening day at Glorious Goodwood, including Van Percy.

    Tuesday July 29 2014, 15:34 BST
    Van Percy (left): Has more to offer
  • Value Bet: One to Watch

    David O'Meara's Watchable headlines Ben Linfoot's Value Bet selections for Saturday's action at Ascot and York.

    Saturday July 26 2014, 15:52 BST
    David O'Meara's Watchable looks a strong candidate at Ascot
  • Value Bet: Eagle to soar

    Ben Linfoot is taking two against the field in the feature at Newmarket while he likes Zain Eagle at York.

    Friday July 11 2014, 17:02 BST
    Gregorian: Worth chancing at Newmarket
  • Value Bet: Eagle to soar

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Haydock and Sandown on Saturday with the main focus on the Old Newton Cup.

    Friday July 4 2014, 17:06 BST
    David O'Meara: Can strike with Open Eagle
  • Value Bet: Silk to shine

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Northumberland Plate day at Newcastle and Irish Derby day at the Curragh.

    Saturday June 28 2014, 16:10 BST
    Noble Silk: Big price for the Plate at 20s
  • Value Bet: Side with Moss

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from tipping a 40/1 winner at Royal Ascot on Friday, seeks out the value in the Wokingham.

    Saturday June 21 2014, 16:55 BST
    Seeking Magic: One of two selections in the Wokingham
  • Excellent chance in the finale

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day four of Royal Ascot, featuring the Coronation Stakes.

    Friday June 20 2014, 17:28 BST
    Richard Hughes could suit Lucky Kristale ideally
  • Value Bet: Stars to shine

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day three of Royal Ascot, featuring the Gold Cup.

    Wednesday June 18 2014, 19:02 BST
    Lyn Valley (right): Huge price at 40/1
  • Value Bet: Kite to fly home

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day two of Royal Ascot and he's focusing on the Royal Hunt Cup.

    Wednesday June 18 2014, 17:02 BST
    Chil The Kite: Worth a bet in the Hunt Cup
  • Value Bet: Count on Cappella

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of Royal Ascot and he's backing Villa Royale in the penultimate race.

    Tuesday June 17 2014, 16:48 BST
    Toronado: Worth taking on in the Queen Anne
  • Value Bet: Get in the Game

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature action at Sandown and York on Saturday.

    Saturday June 14 2014, 15:43 BST
    Olly Stevens: Could strike with Gamesome
  • Value Bet: Get in the Game

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature action at Sandown and York on Saturday.

    Saturday June 14 2014, 12:26 BST
    Olly Stevens: Could strike with Gamesome
  • Value Bet Special: A Max bet

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the ante-post value in the Royal Hunt Cup and the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot.

    Monday June 16 2014, 09:32 BST
    Sir Maximilian: Great value for the Wokingham
  • Value Bet: Stick with Ebanoran

    Ben Linfoot sticks with his ante-post tip Ebanoran in the Investec Derby while he's siding with one horse each-way in the 'Dash'.

    Saturday June 7 2014, 09:01 BST
    John Oxx: Has a fantastic record in the Derby
  • Value Bet: Siding with Daisy

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Investec Oaks day at Epsom and he's got three tips at double-figure prices.

    Friday June 6 2014, 15:45 BST
    Marsh Daisy: Decent bet for the Oaks at Epsom today
  • World Cup guide: Group E

    Our World Cup countdown continues with Ben Linfoot looking at what appears to be a fairly weak Group E.

    Thursday June 5 2014, 08:57 BST
    Franck Ribery: Top-scored for France in qualifying
  • Value Bet: Lightning Bolt

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Newmarket and York on Saturday as he focuses on the handicap sprints.

    Saturday May 31 2014, 14:42 BST
    Jamaican Bolt: Worth a bet at York
  • Inca-ling for Sterling at 12/1

    Ben Linfoot previews England's friendly with Peru at Wembley on Friday night.

    Friday May 30 2014, 21:17 BST
    Raheem Sterling: Worth a small bet to score first
  • Value Bet: Happy Valley

    Ben Linfoot bids to continue his good run with his Value Bet column as two Scoop6 races come under the microscope.

    Saturday May 24 2014, 15:37 BST
    Lyn Valley (right) worth a bet at 20s