Ben Linfoot

  • Last Updated: February 5 2015, 12:02 GMT

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: Pastoral punt

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value from Thursday evening's meeting at Sandown, featuring the Henry II Stakes.

    Wednesday May 27 2015, 16:51 BST
    Pastoral Player: Things could drop right for him at last at Sandown on Thursday evening
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Thirsk for his bet of the day and he's backing a Tim Easterby-trained sprinter.

    Wednesday May 27 2015, 15:07 BST
    Tim Easterby: Trains Bushranger Bay
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Leicester for the day's best racing bet and he's backing an in-form sprinter.

    Tuesday May 26 2015, 15:26 BST
    Robert Winston: Rides Noodles Blue Boy
  • Value Bet: Go to Combat

    Ben Linfoot has tipped 10/1, 12/1 and 20/1 Value Bet winners so far this month - don't miss his tips for Saturday's action.

    Friday May 15 2015, 17:57 BST
    Hors De Combat (right): Worth a bet in the Lockinge
  • Value Bet: Great bet in Jorvik

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from tipping 20/1 winner Alfred Hutchinson, seeks out the value on the final day of York's Dante Festival.

    Friday May 15 2015, 14:39 BST
    Great Hall (right): Worth a bet at York
  • Value Bet: Oui, Monsieur

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the second day of York's Dante Festival on Thursday.

    Thursday May 14 2015, 16:13 BST
    Monsieur Joe: Worth backing to win at York again
  • Value Bet: Tat's magic at York

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the opening day of the Dante Festival at York on Wednesday.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 15:29 BST
    Tatlisu: Worth a bet at York on Wednesday
  • Back Barca to win in style

    We're backing Barcelona to complete their revenge mission in Munich in style in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

    Tuesday May 12 2015, 19:41 BST
    Barcelona should be celebrating again
  • Value Bet: Realm to reign

    Ben Linfoot, fresh from tipping 10/1 and 12/1 winners at Chester, seeks out the value at Ascot and Haydock on Saturday.

    Saturday May 9 2015, 15:39 BST
    Professor: Worth a bet in the Victoria Cup at 25/1
  • Value Bet: Take the Trip at Chester

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the Chester Cup card where he has three selections.

    Tuesday May 5 2015, 17:07 BST
    Trip to Paris: Worth a bet in the Chester Cup
  • Value Bet: Having a Ball

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on Qipco 1000 Guineas day at Newmarket on Sunday and he has two selections.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 18:36 BST
    Jellicle Ball (right): Good bet to land the Guineas
  • Value Bet: The Path to glory

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on QIPCO 2000 Guineas day at Newmarket and he has two selections on the card.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 15:31 BST
    Celestial Path: Worth a bet in the 2000 Guineas
  • Hammers the standout bet

    West Ham look the standout bet on Saturday's Premier League coupon, according to our tipping team.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 17:39 BST
    West Ham should be too good for basement boys Burnley
  • Value Bet: Back the Legend

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

    Saturday April 25 2015, 15:45 BST
    Le Reve: Strong credentials in the day's feature
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot fancies a front-runner to make all under Tom Queally at Brighton this evening.

    Tuesday April 21 2015, 18:41 BST
    Tom Queally: Can make all on Dr Red Eye
  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot feels the handicapper has given one horse an excellent chance in the Riu Palace Meloneras Handicap today.

    Monday April 20 2015, 15:54 BST
  • Value Bet: A good Cause

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree and he's relying on two selections.

    Saturday April 11 2015, 16:07 BST
    Cause Of Causes: Worth a bet in the National
  • Value Bet: Stand and deliver

    Ben Linfoot previews the second day of the Grand National meeting and he's backing Standing Ovation in the Topham Chase.

    Friday April 10 2015, 16:57 BST
    Standing Ovation: Well treated on his best form and worth a punt in the Topham
  • Value Bet: Aintree King

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on the first day of the Crabbie's Grand National meeting at Aintree.

    Wednesday April 8 2015, 18:15 BST
    Three Kingdoms: A decent bet at Aintree
  • Value Bet: Grand ambitions

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.

    Monday April 6 2015, 16:59 BST
    Andrew Lynch and Jim Dreaper could team up for Irish National success with Los Amigos