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: Have an Affaire

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and he's taking two against the field.

    Friday February 12 2016, 17:20 GMT
    Agrapart: Has he been underestimated at 20/1?
  • Value Bet: Dive in for Lake

    Our Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Sandown and Ffos Las this weekend.

    Saturday February 6 2016, 15:08 GMT
    Invicta Lake (red cap) winning last year's Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown
  • Value Bet: Fly in for Bally

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival Value Bet ante-post portfolio with a bet in the Ryanair Chase.

    Thursday February 4 2016, 14:31 GMT
    Ballynagour (left): Worth a bet at a big price in the Ryanair Chase, according to our man Ben Linfoot.
  • Value Bet: Trials and tribulations

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the Value Bets from Cheltenham's Festival Trials Day and Doncaster on Saturday.

    Saturday January 30 2016, 15:13 GMT
    Salubrious: Expected to go well back at Cheltenham
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Wetherby for the tip of the day and he's hoping Andrew Thornton can deliver the goods.

    Tuesday January 26 2016, 15:29 GMT
    Wetherby stages a six-race card today
  • Value Bet: Sugar rush!

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

    Saturday January 23 2016, 15:35 GMT
    Sugar Baron: Worth a bet at Ascot
  • Value Bet: Play Bridge

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value bets at Warwick on Saturday, featuring the Betfred Classic Chase.

    Saturday January 16 2016, 15:35 GMT
    David Bridgwater: Trains De Kerry Man
  • Value Bet: Like Felix!

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival Value Bet ante-post portfolio with two bets in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

    Thursday January 14 2016, 13:30 GMT
    Felix Yonger: Worth a bet in the Champion Chase at 33/1
  • Racing tip of the day

    Our racing tip of the day comes courtesy of Ben Linfoot and runs at Ludlow this afternoon.

    Tuesday January 12 2016, 15:28 GMT
  • Value Bet: Spring a surprise

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets in the Coral Welsh Grand National and the William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle on Saturday.

    Saturday January 9 2016, 14:37 GMT
    Return Spring (right): Worth a bet at 20/1 in the Welsh National
  • Value Bet: Alpha bet in World

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival Value Bet ante-post portfolio with a bet in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

    Tuesday January 12 2016, 17:11 GMT
    Alpha Des Obeaux chases home Prince Of Scars at Leopardstown
  • Value Bet: Calling Keltus

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has three selections for Kempton's Boxing Day card, featuring the King George.

    Saturday December 26 2015, 17:26 GMT
    Keltus: Worth a bet at 16/1 in the Kempton finale
  • Value Bet: On the Road again

    Ben Linfoot kicks off his 2016 Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a bet in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

    Thursday January 7 2016, 09:23 GMT
    Road To Riches: Underestimated for the Gold Cup at 20/1
  • Value Bet: Waxies wager

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Ascot on Saturday, featuring the Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle.

    Saturday December 19 2015, 15:30 GMT
    Waxies Dargle: Worth a bet in the Ladbroke
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot is backing one of Charlie Longsdon's runners at Towcester in our racing tip of the day feature.

    Thursday December 17 2015, 14:08 GMT
    Charlie Longsdon could have a winner at Towcester today
  • Value Bet: Little big chance

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets from Cheltenham's Caspian Caviar Gold Cup card on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday December 12 2015, 15:08 GMT
    Little Jon (left): Worth a bet at Cheltenham
  • Value Bet: Planning punt

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets at Aintree and Sandown on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday December 5 2015, 15:19 GMT
    No Planning (right): Can go well over the Aintree fences
  • Value Bet Update

    Ben Linfoot adds another Value Bet at Newbury in addition to his Hennessy tips in today's update.

    Saturday November 28 2015, 14:54 GMT
    Ned Stark winning at Newbury this time last year
  • Value Bet Update

    Ben Linfoot adds a 16/1 selection at Ascot and an 11/1 tip at Haydock in his Value Bet Update for today's racing.

    Saturday November 21 2015, 15:16 GMT
    Closing Ceremony: Worth a bet at 14/1
  • Value Bet: Better the Devil

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday.

    Sunday November 15 2015, 14:38 GMT
    Devilment: Worth a bet at 16s at Cheltenham on Sunday