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: El of a price

    Ben Linfoot bids to follow-up last week's 12/1 winner by seeking out the best Value Bets at Ffos Las and Sandown on Saturday.

    Saturday January 31 2015, 14:52 GMT
    Lucy Wadham: Her El Dancer is worth a bet at 16/1
  • Value Bet: The case for Lido

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a 12/1 Value Bet in the RSA Chase.

    Thursday January 29 2015, 15:57 GMT
    Valseur Lido: Worth backing for the RSA Chase
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Leicester for his tip of the day and he fancies Tom Cannon to strike at the Midlands track.

    Wednesday January 28 2015, 15:15 GMT
    Tom Cannon: Can win aboard Strollawaynow
  • Value Bet: Hold bookies to Ransom

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Cheltenham Trials Day and the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday.

    Saturday January 24 2015, 15:16 GMT
    Generous Ransom (yellow cap): Worth a bet at Cheltenham
  • Value Bet: Have a Ball in Ryanair

    Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a 20/1 Value Bet in the Ryanair Chase.

    Thursday January 22 2015, 00:08 GMT
    Ballycasey: Worth a bet for the Ryanair Chase at 20/1
  • Value Bet: Time to back Ack

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best value bets to be had at Ascot and Haydock on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday January 17 2015, 15:24 GMT
    Lyvius: Worth a bet at Ascot
  • Value Bet: Tout to rule the World

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

    Thursday January 15 2015, 13:15 GMT
    Un Temps Pour Tout: Worth gambling on at 20s for the World Hurdle
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Wolverhampton for the racing tip of the day and he's siding with one of Marco Botti's.

    Monday January 12 2015, 16:23 GMT
    Marco Botti: Trains the tip of the day
  • Value Bet: Worth a Shot

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Kempton and Warwick on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday January 10 2015, 15:36 GMT
    Shotavodka: Well worth a bet at 25/1
  • Value Bet: Silver to reign Supreme

    Ben Linfoot continues his Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a Value Bet in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

    Thursday January 8 2015, 07:50 GMT
    Silver Concorde: Can he leave his rivals a blur in the Sky Bet Supreme?
  • Value Bet: Sit back and Relax

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Sandown's Saturday card and he fancies Venetia Williams to win another staying chase.

    Saturday January 3 2015, 15:28 GMT
    Relax: Can win at Sandown again
  • Value Bet: Hawkes to make his Point

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow on Saturday.

    Saturday December 27 2014, 14:41 GMT
    Hawkes Point just loses out to Mountainous last year
  • Value Bet: Menorah can be King

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value at Kempton and Wetherby on Boxing Day, including in the King George VI Chase.

    Friday December 26 2014, 15:07 GMT
    Menorah: Worth a bet in the King George
  • Value Bet: The Road to Riches

    Ben Linfoot begins his Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with an early Value Bet in both the Gold Cup and the Arkle.

    Friday January 2 2015, 16:41 GMT
    Road to Riches: Worth a bet for the Gold Cup at 33s
  • 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