Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

Last Updated July 01 2018, 08:51Other Sports
Ajman King was in a league of his own at Epsom
Ajman King was in a league of his own at Epsom

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Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (June 2018) is 3366.45pts

  • June fixed-odds running total = -69.38pts
  • June ante-post running total = -6.00pts
  • June overall running total = -75.38pts

Racing:

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jun 30) - 1pt e.w Hyperfocus in 12.20 Newcastle at 33/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3), 1pt win Bedrock in 13.30 Newcastle at 10/1 (Bet Victor, Coral), 1pt win Natural Scenery in 14.05 Newcastle at 12/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Jun 30) 2pts win Amazing Red in 2.05 Newcastle at 15/2 (William Hill), 2pts win Sir Dancealot in 1.45 Newmarket at 4/1 (William Hill & Unibet). PROFIT=6pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jun 29) - 1pt win Loujain in 6.20 Newcastle at 14/1 (BetVictor), 1pt win Barrington in 7.30 Newcastle at 11/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt Royal Ascot day five (Jun 23) - 2pts win Redkirk Warrior in 4.20 Royal Ascot at 9/2 (Sky Bet), 1pt e.w Tupi in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 16/1 (General ¼ 1,2,3,4). LOSS=3pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jun 23) - 1pt win Junius Brutus in 3.40 Royal Ascot at 18/1 (bet365), 1pt win Rolling King in 3.40 Royal Ascot at 28/1 (General), 1pt win City Light in 4.20 Royal Ascot at 16/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power), 1pt e.w Tupi in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 16/1 (General ¼ 1,2,3,4). LOSS=5pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jun 22) - 1pt e.w Fleet Review in 3.40 Royal Ascot at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Agrotera in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 12/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power), 1pt win Perfection in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 16/1 (General), 1pt e.w Eynhallow in Royal Ascot 5.35 at 12/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=7pts

Simon Holt: Royal Ascot day three (Jun 22) - 2pts win Teppal in 4.20 Royal Ascot at 7/1 (General); 2pts win Wells Farhh Go in 3.05 Royal Ascot at 12/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Royal Ascot day three (Jun 21) - 1pt win Land Force in 2.30 Royal Ascot at 10/1 (General), 1pt win Athena in 3.40 Royal Ascot at 11/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power), 1pt e.w Ostilio in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 16/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 1pt win Dubhe in 5.35 Royal Ascot at 14/1 (General). PROFIT=17.2pts

Simon Holt: Royal Ascot day three (Jun 21) - 1pt win Wild Illusion in 3.40 Royal Ascot at 3/1 (General); 1pt win Stradivarius in 4.20 Royal Ascot at 9/4 (General); 1pt win Wadilsafa in 3.05 Royal Ascot at 9/1 (General); 1pt win Corrosive in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 14/1 (General). LOSS=0.75pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Royal Ascot day two (Jun 20) - 1pt win Servalan in 2.30 Royal Ascot at 11/1 (General), 1pt win Escobar in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Settle For Bay in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 18/1 (Ladbrokes). PROFIT=16pts

Simon Holt: Royal Ascot day two (Jun 20) - 2pts win Hydrangea in 3.40 Royal Ascot at 7/4 (General), 2pts win Keyser Soze in 5.00 Royal Ascot at 14/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Royal Ascot day one (Jun 19) - 1pt win Limato in 2.30 Royal Ascot at 18/1 (Betfred), 1pt e.w Fox Champion in 3.05 Royal Ascot at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt e.w Kings Shield in 4.20 Ascot at 33/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt: Royal Ascot day one (Jun 19) - 2pts win Rhododendron in 2.30 Royal Ascot at 3/1 (General); 2pts win Mirage Dancer in 5.35 Royal Ascot at 7/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jun 16) - 1pt win Lualiwa in 2.25 York at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Muntadab in 2.25 York at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Manson in 3.15 Sandown at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Angels in 3.35 York at 18/1 (Coral, SunBets). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Jun 16) - 1pt win Foxtrot Lady in 3.35 York at 7/1 (General); 1pt win Spanish City in 2.25 York at 11/4 (General); 1pt win Marmelo in 3.00 York at 9/4 (General). PROFIT=0.25pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jun 9) - 1pt win Line Of Reason in 2.30 Musselburgh at 9/1 (General), 1pt win Melinoe in 2.50 Haydock at 25/1 (General), 1pt win Grand Koonta in 3.05 Newmarket at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Golden Wolf in 3.40 Newmarket at 10/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Jun 9) - 1pt win Soie D'Leau in 2.30 Musselburgh at 12/1 (Ladbrokes, William Hill), 1pt win Yafta in 3.05 Newmarket at 9/2 (General), 1pt win Crimson Rosette in 2.50 Haydock at 20/1 (Ladbrokes, William Hill), 1pt win Alpha Delphini in 3.25 Haydock at 11/2 (SunBets, Bet Stars). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jun 2) - 1pt win George in 2.00 Epsom at 14/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Super Julius in 3.45 Epsom at 28/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 1pt win Hazapour in 4.30 Epsom at 10/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Jun 2) - 3pts win Saxon Warrior in 4.30 Epsom at 10/11 (General), 1pt win Pacify in 5.15 Epsom at 12/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jun 1) - 1pt win Cotubanama in 2.00 Epsom at 9/1 (General), 1pt win Brilliant Vanguard in 2.35 Epsom at 16/1 (Coral, Bet Victor). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt (Jun 1) - 2pts win Perfect Clarity at 15/2 (BetBright). 2pts win Ajman King at 2/1 (888 Sport). PROFIT=2pts

Football:

Saturday's World Cup round of 16 (June 30) - 1pt Diego Godin to score anytime in Uruguay v Portugal at 18/1 (William Hill), 1pt Jose Gimenez to score anytime in Uruguay v Portugal at 19/1 (Unibet). LOSS=2pts

Thursday's World Cup Group G (June 28) - 1pt Draw and BTTS in England v Belgium at 10/3 (General), 1pt Tunisia to win (-1 handicap) at 11/5 (General). LOSS=2pts

Thursday's World Cup Group H (June 28) - 2pts Colombia to win & both teams to score at 3/1 (General); 1pt Japan to win the group at 2/1 (Black Type). LOSS=3pts

Wednesday's World Cup Group E (June 27) - 2pts Brazil to win and under 3.5 goals at 13/10 (Ladbrokes/Coral), 1pt 2+ penalties in Switzerland v Costa Rica at 12/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.6pts

Wednesday's World Cup Group F (June 27) - 2pts Mexico to beat Sweden 29/20 (Betfred, Bet Stars); 1pt Germany to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 v South Korea at 3/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Tuesday's World Cup Group D (June 26) - 2pts Ahmed Musa to score anytime at 9/2 (Unibet); 1pt Luka Modric to be awarded FIFA Man of the Match at 5/1 (bet365, Paddy Power). LOSS=3pts

Tuesday's World Cup Group C (June 26) - 1pt France to win and under 2.5 goals at 3/1 (Unibet). LOSS=1pt

Monday's World Cup Group B (June 25) - 2pts Portugal to beat Iran by one goal at 63/25 (Marathon Bet), 1pt David Silva to be FIFA Man of the Match in Spain v Morocco at 4/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Monday's World Cup Group A (June 25) - 1pt Uruguay to beat Russia to nil at 3/1 (Betfred). PROFIT=3pts

Sunday's World Cup (June 24) - 1pt Marcus Rashford to score from outside the area at 18/1 (Sky Bet), 2pts Robert Lewandowski to score anytime in Poland v Colombia at 10/7 (888sport). LOSS=3pts

Saturday's World Cup (June 23) - 1pt Romelu Lukaku to score a brace v Tunisia at 5/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power), 1pt Germany to win both halves at 3/1 (Sun Bets). PROFIT=4pts

Friday's World Cup (June 22) - 2pts Philippe Coutinho to score anytime in Brazil v Costa Rica at 7/4 (Betfair, Paddy Power); 2pts Iceland to win and over 1.5 goals in the match at 29/10 (General). PROFIT=1.5pts

Thursday's World Cup (June 21) - 1pt Australia to win and over 1.5 total goals at 11/2 (General), 2pts Sergio Aguero to score and Argentina to win at 9/4 (BoyleSports). Loss=3pts

Wednesday's World Cup (June 20) - 2pts Ronaldo to score and Portugal win at 11/10 (Sky Bet, Boyle Sports). PROFIT=2.20pts

Tuesday's World Cup (Jun 19) - 2pts Egypt to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 v Russia at 7/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Monday's World Cup (Jun 18) - 1pt Marcus Berg to score a header in Sweden v South Korea at 16/1 (Sky Bet), 2pts Eden Hazard to be named Man of the Match in Belgium v Panama at 9/2 (General), 2pts Harry Kane to be FIFA Man of the Match in Tunisia v England at 4/1 (Betfair). PROFIT=5pts

Sunday's World Cup June 17 - 3pts second half to produce most goals in Brazil v Switzerland at evens (General); 1pt Aleksandar Mitrovic to score first in Costa Rica v Serbia at 4/1 (Betfred, SpreadEx). LOSS=4pts

Saturday's World Cup (Jun 16) - 1pt Australia to score exactly one goal v France at 3/1 (General); 1pt Croatia to win and both teams to score v Nigeria at 100/30 (General). PROFIT=2pts

Friday's World Cup (Jun 15) - 2pts Uruguay to win to nil at 11/10 (General). PROFIT=2.2pts

Thursday's World Cup (Jun 14) - 1pt Russia to win and under 2.5 goals at 7/4 (General). LOSS=1pt

Golf:

Travelers Championship (Jun 21-24) - 2pts e.w. Patrick Cantlay at 40/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pts e.w. Brian Harman at 60/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Kevin Streelman at 100/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Brendan Steele at 80/1 (Coral, Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Russell Henley at 66/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). PROFIT=6.23pts

BMW International Open (Jun 21-24) - 1.5pts e.w. Adrian Otaegui at 60/1 (bet365, sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. David Horsey at 100/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Scott Hend at 100/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Lorenzo Gagli at 90/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Robert Karlsson at 250/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=10pts

US Open round four two-balls (Jun 17) - 2pts Cabrera Bello to beat Howell at 21/20 (Unibet). LOSS=2pts

US Open round three two-balls (Jun 16) - 3pts Koepka to beat Poulter at 10/11 (BetVictor). PROFIT=2.73pts

US Open round two three-balls (Jun 15) - 3pts Poulter to beat Hatton and Willett at 13/10 (SpreadEx); 1pt Fisher to beat Kisner and Hadwin at 2/1 (sportingbet); 1pt Kuchar to beat Fitzpatrick and DeChambeau at 7/4 (General). LOSS=2pts

US Open round one three-balls (Jun 14) - 4pts Trey Mullinax to beat Jason Scrivener and Matt Parziale at 5/4 (Paddy Power); 1pt trebles (x4) and 0.5pt four-fold (x1) on Mullinax (5/4), Poulter (13/10), Schniederjans (5/4) and Kim (7/4) (all Paddy Power). LOSS=8.5pts

US Open specials (Jun 14-17) - 2pts Mackenzie Hughes to be top Canadian at 4/1 (bet365); 2pts Rafa Cabrera Bello to be top Spaniard at 4/1 (BetBright); 1pt e.w. Sebastian Munoz to lead after R1 at 250/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Henrik Stenson to lead after R1 at 45/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt Doug Ghim to finish in the top 20 at 33/1 (Unibet, 888sport). PROFIT=12.67pts

US Open outright (Jun 14-17) - 2pts e.w. Phil Mickelson at 33/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 3pts e.w. Rickie Fowler at 20/1 (Sky Bet, BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Louis Oosthuizen at 60/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Gary Woodland at 175/1 (bet365, Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=14pts

FedEx St Jude Classic (Jun 7-10) - 2pts e.w. Tony Finau at 25/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 2pts e.w. Charl Schwartzel at 28/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Joel Dahmen at 125/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Peter Malnati at 300/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Malnati to lead after R1 at 150/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=12pts

Shot Clock Masters (Jun 7-10) - 1pt e.w. Sepp Straka at 66/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 2pts e.w. Lorenzo Gagli at 33/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Felipe Aguilar at 125/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Gary Stal at 125/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=10pts

The Memorial Tournament (May 31-Jun 3) - 1pt e.w. Keegan Bradley at 100/1 (BetVictor 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Adam Hadwin at 125/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Russell Knox at 125/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Ryan Moore at 70/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 2pts e.w. Phil Mickelson at 50/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=12pts

Italian Open (May 31-Jun 3) - 2pts e.w. Ian Poulter at 22/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 2pts e.w. Matt Fitzpatrick at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Andy Sullivan at 40/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Mikko Korhonen at 150/1 (Coral, Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=6.53pts

Cricket:

Royal London One-Day Cup Final: Hampshire v Kent (June 28) - 5pts Hampshire to post the highest first 15 overs score at 10/11 (General). PROFIT=4.55pts

England v Australia T20I (June 27) - 2pts Andrew Tye to be Australia's Top Bowler at 12/5 (General); 2pts Tom Curran to be England's Top Bowler at 4/1 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

4th ODI: England v Australia (June 21) - 2pts Ashton Agar top Australia runscorer at 12/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Royal London One-Day Cup (6 June) - 2pts Callum Ferguson top Worcestershire batsman against Warwickshire at 3/1 (Bet Bright, Black Type); 4pts Derbyshire to beat Nottinghamshire at 15/8 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=6pts

England v Pakistan second Test match (Jun 1-Jun 5) - 2pts Mohammad Abbas Pakistan’s top first innings bowler at 3/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

England v Pakistan Test Series (May 24-Jun 5) - 3pts James Anderson Top England Series Wicket Taker at 15/8 (bet365); 3pts Asad Shafiq Top Pakistan Series Runscorer at 6/1 (bet365). PROFIT=2.62

Darts:

World Cup of Darts (May 31-Jun 3) - 2pts win Netherlands to win the World Cup of Darts evens (General), 1pt Australia to win the second quarter at 13/8 (Sky Bet), 1pt Australia to reach the final at 6/1 (Betway), 1pt Belgium to win the third quarter at 9/2 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=7.12pts

Long-term or ante-post previews:

Racing:

Antepost Angle: Royal Ascot - 2pts win Gabr in St James' Palace Stakes at 14/1 (General); 1pt win Dancing Brave Bear in Ribblesdale Stakes at 14/1 (General); 2pts win Torcedor in Ascot Gold Cup at 12/1 (MarathonBet, Black Type); 2pts win Clemmie in Coronation Stakes at 13/2 (Ladbrokes); 1pts win Beckford in Commonwealth Cup at 20/1 (General); 1pt win Al Muffrih at King Edward VII Stakes at 16/1 (General). LOSS=9pts

Antepost Angle: Investec Derby - 2pts e.w. The Pentagon at 14/1 (1/5 1,2,3 General); 1pt e.w. Ghaiyyath at 25/1 (1/5 1,2,3 General). LOSS=6pts

Football:

World Cup Golden Boot (June 14-July 15) - 2pts win Edinson Cavani at 33/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts win Kylian Mbappe at 33/1 (General). Result pending

World Cup outright (June 14-July 15) - 10pts Brazil to win the World Cup at 9/2 (General). Result pending

Golf:

2017/18 PGA Tour Money List - 1pt e.w. Patrick Cantlay at 125/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Si-Woo Kim at 300/1 (1/4 1,2,3). Result pending

Majors 2018 - 1pt e.w. Patrick Reed to win the US Open at 80/1 (bet365, Betfred 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Branden Grace to win the Open Championship at 66/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 2pts Justin Thomas to win the Open Championship at 33/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes); 1pt e.w. Matthew Fitzpatrick to win the US PGA at 150/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.25pt e.w. yankee on Reed, Grace, Fitzpatrick and Brooks Koepka (40/1) to win the Masters. Result pending

Cricket:

County Championship Division Two (Apr 13-Sep 27) - 4pts Middlesex to win Division Two at 2/1 (General). Result pending

County Championship Division One (Apr 13-Sep 27) - 2pts Hampshire to win Division One at 8/1 (bet365, sportingbet). Result pending

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