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: 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.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 17:37 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
  • Value Bet: Ocean high

    Ben Linfoot tipped 12/1 winner Kinema at Royal Ascot on Friday, don't miss his selections for the final day.

    Saturday June 18 2016, 16:52 BST
    Oceanographer (blue, centre): Good bet in the Wolferton
  • Value Bet: Rioja up for the Cup

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on day four of Royal Ascot, including La Rioja in the Commonwealth Cup.

    Friday June 17 2016, 16:46 BST
    La Rioja: Can bounce back from Haydock defeat at Ascot
  • Value Bet: 50/1 Baker treat

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets on day three at Royal Ascot with Pacodali fancied at a huge price in the Britannia.

    Thursday June 16 2016, 17:29 BST
    George Baker: Worth backing again on Pacodali in the Britannia
  • Value Bet: Balty to run hot in Hunt

    Our Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets on day two of Royal Ascot with Balty Boys fancied in the Hunt Cup.

    Wednesday June 15 2016, 16:49 BST
    Balty Boys (right): A decent bet in the Royal Hunt Cup
  • Value Bet: Worth the Hassle

    Our Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets on day one of Royal Ascot and he has three selections.

    Tuesday June 14 2016, 18:03 BST
    Jungle Cat (centre): Good value in the King's Stand Stakes on the strength of this big run in the Palace House Stakes.
  • Value Bet: Get on the Road

    Our in-form Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has four selections for Musselburgh, Sandown and York on Saturday.

    Saturday June 11 2016, 15:40 BST
    Top Notch Tonto: Can win the Ganton Stakes again
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot had a 16/1 winner at Pontefract on Monday. His top tip today goes at Salisbury.

    Wednesday June 8 2016, 08:44 BST
    Oisin Murphy: Rides the selection at Salisbury
  • Racing tip of the day

    Fresh from a 33/1 weekend success, Ben Linfoot heads to Pontefract's evening card for today's racing tip of the day.

    Monday June 6 2016, 18:17 BST
    Kevin Ryan: In great form in recent weeks