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.

  • Racing tip of the day

    Ben Linfoot heads to Wolverhampton for our racing tip of the day and he's chancing a Milton Bradley-trained sprinter at a big price.

    Tuesday September 27 2016, 18:41 BST
    Bushwise can go well in the silks carried by her stablemate Englishman (r)
  • Value Bet: Knight to slay rivals

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has two each-way selections at big prices for Saturday's Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

    Saturday September 24 2016, 16:05 BST
    Knight Owl (yellow cap) winning at Newmarket earlier in the season
  • Value Bet: Strike Gold with Star

    Ben Linfoot's Value Bet has been in fine form with 16/1 and 9/1 winners the last two Saturdays - don't miss his Ayr advice.

    Saturday September 17 2016, 15:36 BST
    Teruntum Star: Worth a bet in the Ayr Gold Cup
  • Value Bet: Muk' in at huge 33/1

    Our Ben Linfoot has a 33/1 headline selection among four Value Bets for Saturday's action at Doncaster and Leopardstown.

    Saturday September 10 2016, 15:13 BST
    Kevin Ryan has a fine record in the Portland - and it could get better yet
  • Value Bet: Polar express!

    Ben Linfoot has found two big-priced winners in the space of the last week - don't miss his Value Bet tips for Friday.

    Friday September 9 2016, 15:36 BST
    Polarisation (left) can go well on Friday
  • Value Bet: Don't Pass up Tioga

    After 16/1 and 14/1 winners in his last two Value Bet previews, Ben Linfoot hunts more profits on day two of the Leger meeting.

    Thursday September 8 2016, 15:37 BST
    Tioga Pass chases home California at Goodwood
  • Value Bet: Fair Price in Scarbrough

    Ben Linfoot bids to follow up Saturday's 16/1 winner with one Value Bet selection on the first day of the Leger meeting.

    Wednesday September 7 2016, 15:37 BST
    Priceless chases home Dancing Star at Newmarket
  • Value Bet: Take Tango to strike

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets from Saturday's action at Haydock and Ascot.

    Saturday September 3 2016, 15:57 BST
    Intense Tango: Big price at Haydock
  • Value Bet: Backing the Big Time

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has three big-priced selections at Goodwood and Newmarket on Saturday.

    Saturday August 27 2016, 15:17 BST
    Rivellino (third from left) finishing sixth in the Stewards' Cup
  • Value Bet: Shrewd investment

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets from York and Sandown on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday August 20 2016, 15:56 BST
    Master Blueyes (grey): Could win at York again
  • Value Bet: Secret a 50/1 Pearl

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets at York on Friday and he's chancing a big outsider in the Nunthorpe Stakes.

    Friday August 19 2016, 15:36 BST
    Pearl Secret (right): Massive price at 50/1
  • Value Bet: Put Trust in Stoute filly

    Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot seeks out the best bets on day two of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

    Thursday August 18 2016, 15:35 BST
    Queen's Trust (right): Worth a bet in the Yorkshire Oaks
  • Value Bet: Make it Muta

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

    Wednesday August 17 2016, 17:10 BST
    Mutakayyef: Good value in the Juddmonte International
  • Value Bet: Stack 'em up!

    In-form Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot has three selections from Shergar Cup day at Ascot and Haydock on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday August 6 2016, 15:52 BST
    Josephine Gordon: Should have a good day at Ascot.
  • Value Bet: Rivellino up for the Cup

    Ben Linfoot has had three winning Value Bet selections at 10/1, 10/1 and 16/1 this week - don't miss his Saturday column.

    Saturday July 30 2016, 16:02 BST
    Rivellino (right): Worth a bet in the Stewards' Cup
  • Value Bet: Take Cover at 16/1

    After two 10/1 winners on Thursday, Ben Linfoot previews Friday's Glorious Goodwood, action with Take Cover backed in the big sprint.

    Friday July 29 2016, 15:35 BST
    Take Cover: Could be hard to peg back in a race he enjoys
  • Value Bet: The last Laugh

    Ben Linfoot already has a 10/1 winner in the bag at Goodwood today - now check out his next bet.

    Thursday July 28 2016, 18:04 BST
    Will Kevin Ryan be celebrating another winner in these colours with Laughton?
  • Value Bet: Twin peaks at Goodwood

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day two of Glorious Goodwood, with Twin Sails fancied in the finale.

    Wednesday July 27 2016, 17:26 BST
    Twin Sails (left): Good bet in Wednesday's closing handicap
  • Value Bet: Get into the Spirit

    Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day one of Glorious Goodwood and he has four selections at big prices.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 16:32 BST
    Notarised: Worth a bet back at Goodwood
  • Icon set to star at Ascot

    In-form Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets at Ascot and York on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday July 23 2016, 16:07 BST
    Clive Cox trains Cape Icon