Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: October 4 2016, 9:54 BST

Gawdawpalin was a 33/1 Epsom Value Bet winner
Gawdawpalin was a 33/1 Epsom Value Bet winner

Name: Ben Linfoot

Specialist sports: Horse racing.

Notable successes: Ben enjoyed another hugely successful summer of tipping in 2016 with his popular Value Bet racing column and has consistently racked up profits from May onwards, a month when he landed five winners all at double-figure odds. Other highlights included Gawdawpalin (33/1) at the Epsom Derby meeting, Secret Art (20/1) at Sandown and three more big-price winning selections at Glorious Goodwood. You can check out his full Value Bet record since inception here.

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: Worth the Wait

    Ben Linfoot's Value Bet has found the winners of the last two Betfair Hurdles at 25/1 and 20/1 - don't miss his Saturday preview.

    Saturday February 11 2017, 15:55 GMT
    Wait For Me: Worth a bet in the Betfair Hurdle
  • Racing tip of the day

    Brian Hughes remains in red-hot form and Ben Linfoot is backing one of his rides at Carlisle this afternoon.

    Wednesday February 8 2017, 15:30 GMT
    Brian Hughes: In fine form this season
  • Value Bet: Bally good show

    Ben Linfoot bids to follow up last weekend's 12/1 winner Ziga Boy with two Value Bets for Sandown and Wetherby on Saturday.

    Saturday February 4 2017, 15:06 GMT
    Ballyculla: Worth chancing at big odds at Sandown on Saturday
  • Racing tip of the day

    Our racing tip of the day comes from Ben Linfoot and concerns a Warren Greatrex-trained mare at Lingfield.

    Tuesday January 31 2017, 15:31 GMT
    Warren Greatrex: Trains Postbridge
  • Racing tip of the day

    Our tip of the day runs at Plumpton with Ben Linfoot fancying one of David Pipe's on its handicap debut.

    Monday January 30 2017, 15:20 GMT
    David Pipe: Trains Stay Out Of Court
  • Value Bet: Back King for double double

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the Value Bets at Cheltenham and Doncaster on Saturday and he thinks Alan King could dominate again.

    Saturday January 28 2017, 15:33 GMT
    Ziga Boy: Fair price at 12s to win a second Sky Bet Chase
  • Value Bet: On the Trail

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Ascot and Haydock Park on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday January 21 2017, 15:08 GMT
    Otago Trail: Worth backing again at Haydock
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot hopes Newbury beats the second inspection as his tip of the day runs at the Berkshire venue this afternoon.

    Friday January 20 2017, 09:28 GMT
    Aidan Coleman: Rides Monbeg Gold in the Martin Broughton silks
  • Value Bet: Kempton Windfall

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Kempton Park and Warwick on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday January 14 2017, 16:47 GMT
    Sego Success: Worth a bet in first-time blinkers
  • Value Bet: Shuil to shine

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

    Saturday January 7 2017, 14:58 GMT
    Shuil Royale: Worth a bet at Sandown
  • Value Bet: On the Road

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot takes two against the field in the Welsh National while he also has a Kempton selection.

    Tuesday December 27 2016, 15:27 GMT
    Bishops Road: Worth a bet in the Welsh National
  • Value Bet: Big Chief, big price

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has four selections from Kempton, Wetherby and Wincanton on a bumper Boxing Day card.

    Monday December 26 2016, 15:49 GMT
    Wakanda: Worth a bet at Wetherby
  • Value Bet: Don't dismiss Diego

    Ben Linfoot tipped Frodon in his Value Bet column last weekend and he's trusting Paul Nicholls again on Saturday at Ascot.

    Friday December 16 2016, 16:57 GMT
    Diego Du Charmil (second left): Big price to win at Ascot
  • Racing tip of the day

    After his 12/1 weekend Value Bet winner, Ben Linfoot fancies Noel Williams' good form to continue this afternoon.

    Monday December 12 2016, 14:26 GMT
    Tom Scudamore rides the selection at Ffos Las
  • Value Bet: Go with the Fro

    Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for Saturday's action at Cheltenham on day two of the International meeting.

    Saturday December 10 2016, 13:44 GMT
    Frodon: Worth a bet in the Caspian Caviar
  • Value Bet: Having a Maul

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets at Cheltenham on Friday on day one of the International meeting.

    Friday December 9 2016, 14:44 GMT
    Rolling Maul (red cap, right): Can go well following another headgear switch
  • Value Bet: Take Steppes at Aintree

    Ben Linfoot had 11/1, 12/1, 14/1 & 16/1 winners in November - don't miss his Value Bet advice for Aintree & Sandown on Saturday.

    Saturday December 3 2016, 15:29 GMT
    Saint Are: Can go well around the Aintree fences again on Saturday
  • Value Bet: Carole's to strike gold

    Ben Linfoot has had 12/1, 14/1 and 16/1 winners in November - don't miss his Value Bet advice for Newbury and Newcastle on Saturday.

    Saturday November 26 2016, 15:06 GMT
    Carole's Destrier: Big price at 33/1 to win the Hennessy
  • Value Bet: Taking a Kruz

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

    Saturday November 19 2016, 15:16 GMT
    Kruzhlinin: Worth a bet in the Fixed Brush
  • Value Bet: Expect a Stern effort

    Ben Linfoot has one Value Bet for Sunday - in the feature StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.

    Sunday November 13 2016, 15:38 GMT
    Sternrubin: Big price at 14s for the Greatwood