Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: September 29 2014, 14:00 BST

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: Up the Creek

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value at Ascot on Saturday, including The Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle.

    Saturday December 20 2014, 15:29 GMT
    Pine Creek: Worth a bet at 20/1
  • Magpies to swoop at the Lane

    Ben Linfoot feels Newcastle are the bet of the night on Wednesday as he previews the last two Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

    Wednesday December 17 2014, 19:52 GMT
    Newcastle could be high-fiving again come Wednesday night
  • Value Bet: Worth a Glance

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.

    Saturday December 13 2014, 14:01 GMT
    Attaglance: Worth a bet at 10/1
  • Value Bet: Par for the course

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value at Aintree on Saturday and he's got bets in both races over the National fences.

    Friday December 5 2014, 17:00 GMT
    Just A Par (right): Worth a bet in the Becher
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Exeter for our racing bet of the day and a race that Philip Hobbs often targets his best novices at.

    Wednesday November 19 2014, 15:20 GMT
    Richard Johnson could win in these colours again today
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot chances a chasing debutant in a novices' limited handicap chase at Doncaster this afternoon.

    Tuesday November 18 2014, 16:03 GMT
    Gavin Sheehan rides Sky Watch today
  • Value Bet: Katgary to pounce

    Ben Linfoot tipped the 14/1 Paddy Power Gold Cup winner in Saturday's column and now seeks out the value in the Greatwood.

    Saturday November 15 2014, 17:46 GMT
    Paul Nicholls can strike again at Cheltenham on Sunday
  • Value Bet: Go East in Gold run

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Paddy Power Gold Cup day at Cheltenham on Saturday.

    Saturday November 15 2014, 14:24 GMT
    Eastlake is worth a bet at 25/1 in the Paddy Power Gold Cup
  • Value Bet: It's a Pipe dream

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the first day of The Open meeting at Cheltenham on Friday.

    Thursday November 13 2014, 18:28 GMT
    David Pipe: His Monetaire is worth backing on day one
  • Value Bet: The last to First

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot looks to sign off another hugely profitable Flat season in the November Handicap at Doncaster.

    Saturday November 8 2014, 15:50 GMT
    First Mohican: Worth backing in the November Handicap
  • Value Bet: Rose to strike Gold

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Vix Technology Haldon Gold Cup Chase at Exeter on Tuesday.

    Tuesday November 4 2014, 14:14 GMT
    Pepite Rose: Worth a bet at 16/1
  • Back Gunners to run riot

    Ben Linfoot previews Tuesday's games in the Champions League and he fancies Arsenal to hammer Anderlecht at the Emirates.

    Tuesday November 4 2014, 19:51 GMT
    Alexis Sanchez: Can help Arsenal tear apart Anderlecht
  • Value Bet: Hat's magic!

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value at Ascot on Saturday and takes two against the field in the United House Gold Cup.

    Saturday November 1 2014, 15:39 GMT
    Ulck Du Lin: Worth a bet at 9/1 at Ascot
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads up to Ayr and backs a Lucinda Russell-trained handicap hurdler to deliver the goods for the tip of the day.

    Monday October 27 2014, 11:09 GMT
    It's time for a punt on Lucinda Russell's Itstimeforapint
  • Value Bet: Golden chance

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from the feature racing at Aintree, Doncaster and Newbury on Saturday.

    Friday October 24 2014, 18:47 BST
    Restorer (the grey) chases home Commemorative last time
  • No Tuesday cruise for Blues

    Ben Linfoot previews Tuesday night's Champions League games and he thinks Chelsea are in for a tough night.

    Tuesday October 21 2014, 11:43 BST
    Maribor: Could give Chelsea plenty to think about
  • Value Bet: Cut the mustard

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value and advises five bets on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot.

    Saturday October 18 2014, 16:46 BST
    Custom Cut: Worth a bet in the QEII
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot is excited about today's racing at Newmarket and Cheltenham and has no hesitation in naming his best bet.

    Friday October 17 2014, 16:50 BST
    Al Thakhira: Worth a bet at Newmarket
  • Value Bet: The Nearly horse

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Newmarket and York on Saturday, with five big-priced selections advised.

    Saturday October 11 2014, 15:41 BST
    Ryan Moore: Can win the Ces aboard Nearly Caught
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot previews today's racing around the country with his best bet running up at Catterick.

    Tuesday October 7 2014, 16:58 BST
    Alan Swinbank: Trains Molly Cat