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: On the Trail

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

    Friday January 20 2017, 17:46 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
  • Value Bet: As to strike Gold

    After 12/1 and 14/1 winners last weekend, Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets on Saturday's card at Cheltenham.

    Saturday November 12 2016, 14:26 GMT
    As De Mee: Good value to get the better of More Of That on Saturday
  • Value Bet: Buy me a River

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot fired in two winners from two races last Saturday, so don't miss his tip for Cheltenham on Friday.

    Friday November 11 2016, 13:33 GMT
    Noel Fehily: Rides Monbeg River on Friday
  • Value Bet: Eyes on the Prize

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Doncaster and Wincanton on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday November 5 2016, 15:37 GMT
    Prize Money (left) can land the November Handicap
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Exeter for the sportinglife.com racing tip of the day with one of Philip Hobbs' fancied.

    Tuesday November 1 2016, 15:30 GMT
    Philip Hobbs: Trains Silver Commander
  • Value Bet: Humidor to strike

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has three bets at big prices from Cheltenham, Doncaster and Newbury on Saturday.

    Saturday October 22 2016, 15:17 BST
    Humidor was second in the Portland
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Pontefract for the racing tip of the day as he's seduced by a plummeting handicap mark.

    Monday October 17 2016, 17:58 BST
    Arctic Feeling: Looking well handicapped at Pontefract today