Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

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Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (August 2018) is +3068.47.

  • August fixed-odds running total = -7pts
  • August ante-post running total = +0.00pts
  • August overall running total = -7pts

Racing:

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 25) - 1pt win Nakeeta in 3.40 York at 12/1 (Ladbrokes), 1pt win Platitude in 3.40 York at 33/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral), 1pt win Berkshire Blue in 2.25 York at 12/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power), 1pt win Midnight Wilde in 2.25 York at 33/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Aug 25) - 2pts win Nakeeta in 3.40 York at 12/1 (Ladbrokes); 1pt e.w. Mountain Bell in 3.40 York at 33/1 (bet365). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 24) - 1pt e.w Caliburn in 1.55 York at 14/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt win Emaraaty Ana in 3.00 York at 12/1 (Bet365, Ladbrokes). PROFIT=10pts

Simon Holt (Aug 24) - 2pts win Melting Dew in 1.55 York at 6/1 (General), 1pt e.w Mabs Cross in 3.35 York at 18/1 (bet365). PROFIT=0.6pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 23) - 1pt e.w Arcanada in 3.00 York at 25/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5 Sky Bet, Bet Victor, Boylesports), 1pt win Bravery in 3.00 York at 28/1 (Sky Bet, Bet Victor), 1pt win Gallovie in 2.25 York at 20/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Aug 23) - 1pt win Little Kim in 1.55 York at 9/1 (General), 1pt win Kynren in 3.00 York at 10/1 (General), 2pts win Laurens in 3.35 York at 4/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=4PTS

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 22) - 1pt win Benbatl in 3.35 York at 12/1 (General), 1pt e.w Boom The Groom in 1.55 York at 16/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Aug 22) 2pts win Poet's Word in 335 York at 7/4 (General). 2pts win Wells Farhh Go in 300 York at 5/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Richard Mann (Aug 18) - 1pt win Buffer Zone in 2.45 Newmarket at 7/2 (General); 1pt win Gustav Klimt in 3.35 Newbury at 5/2 (General); 1pt win Teruntum Star in 3.15 Ripon at 12/1 (General); 1pt win Dark Power in 3.15 Ripon at 20/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Aug 18) - 2pts win Librisa Breeze in 3.35 Newbury at 7/2 (General); 1pt win Algometer in 2.25 Newbury at 5/1 (General); 1pt win Shanghai Glory in 3.15 Ripon at 14/1 (Bet365). LOSS=4pts

Richard Mann (Aug 11) - 1pt win Medahim in 2.50 Ascot at 13/2 (William Hill); 1pt win Roundhay Park in 4.00 Ascot at 6/1 (General); 1pt win La Figlia in 2.30 Haydock at 10/1 (Paddy Power); 1pt win California Love in 3.45 Newmarket at 12/1 (General). LOSS=4ps

Simon Holt (Aug 11) - 1pt win Bless Him in 2.50 Ascot at 7/1 (General). 1pt win Byron Flyer in 1.40 Ascot at 7/1 (General). 2pts win George Of Hearts in 4.00 Ascot at 10/3 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Aug 4) - 2pts win Silent Echo in 3.40 Goodwood at 11/1 (General), 1pt win Melodic Motion in 2.05 Newmarket at 5/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 4) - 1pt win Oeil De Tigre in 1.50 Goodwood at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Soldier In Action in 2.25 Goodwood at 11/1 (BetVictor, Boylesports, Coral), 1pt e.w Reputation in 3.40 Goodwood at 50/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt win Glenamoy Lad in 3.40 Goodwood at 16/1 (General). LOSS=5pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 3) - 1pt e.w Poet’s Society in 3.00 Goodwood at 33/1 (William Hill 1/4 1,2,3,4), 1pt win South Seas in 3.00 Goodwood at 11/1 (William Hill). PROFIT=6.25pts

Simon Holt (Aug 3) - 1pt win Master The World in 3.00 Goodwood at 12/1 (General); 1pt win Threeandfourpence in 2.25 Goodwood at 7/2 (General); 1pt win Mirage Dancer in 1.50 Goodwood at 9/4 (General). PROFIT=0.25pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 2) - 1pt win Bathsheba Bay in 1.50 Goodwood at 9/1 (General), 1pt win Maverick Officer in 1.50 Goodwood at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Maid Up in 2.25 Goodwood at 22/1 (General), 1pt win Billesdon Brook in 3.35 Goodwood at 9/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Aug 2) - 2pts win Rhododendron in 3.35 Goodwood at 3/1 (General). 2pts win Precious Ramotswe in 2.25 Goodwood at 13/2 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 1) - 0.5pts e.w Great Sound in 1.50 Goodwood at 33/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt e.w Baileys Excelerate in 2.25 Goodwood at 14/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3). LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt: (Aug 1) - 2pts win Beat The Bank in 3.35 Goodwood at 7/1 (General); 1pt win Piedita in 1.50 Goodwood at 8/1 (General); 1pt win Making Miracles in 2.25 Goodwood at 4/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Football:

Leeds v Middlesbrough (Aug 31) - 1pt Luke Ayling to score anytime at 22/1 (Spread Ex). LOSS=1pt.

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle (Aug 29) - 1pt Daryl Murphy to score anytime at 23/10 (Betway). PROFIT=2.3pts

AFC Wimbledon v West Ham (Aug 28) - 2pts Both teams to score in the second-half at 13/5 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=2pts

Tuesday/Wednesday Carabao Cup (Aug 28/29) - 1pt Ched Evans to score anytime in Leicester v Fleetwood at 7/1 (William Hill), 1pt Lincoln to beat Blackburn at 19/4 (Bet365), 1pt Richard Wood to score anytime in Everton v Rotherham at 18/1 (Bet365). LOSS=1pt

Manchester United v Tottenham (Aug 27) - 2pts Man Utd to beat Spurs at 13/8 (Unibet); 1pt Jesse Lingard to score at any time (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=3pts

Newcastle v Chelsea (Aug 26) - 1pt Marcos Alonso to score anytime at 11/2 (Spread Ex). LOSS=1pt

Watford v Crystal Palace (Aug 26) - 1pt Palace to win & both teams to score at 5/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Fulham v Burnley (Aug 26) - 1pt Ryan Sessegnon to score anytime at 11/4 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=1pt

Liverpool v Brighton (Aug 25) - 1pt Sadio Mane to score in 90 minutes at 6/5 (General). LOSS=1pt

Saturday's 3pm Premier League (Aug 25) - 2pts Arsenal to win and BTTS at 17/10 (Bet Stars), 1pt Draw no bet - Everton at 51/50 (Marathon Bet). PROFIT=3.7pts

Saturday's Sky Bet EFL (Aug 25) - 2pts Draw/Wigan in Half-time/Full-time at 5/1 (General), 2pts Walsall to win and both teams to score at 13/2 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=11pts

Wolves v Man City (Aug 25) - 1pt Man City to win & both teams to score at 7/4 (General). LOSS=1pt

Friday night's Sky Bet EFL (Aug 24) - 2pts Over 11.5 corners at 7/4 (Betfair, Paddy Power). PROFIT=3.5pts

Wednesday's Sky Bet EFL (Aug 22) - 2pts Ollie Watkins to score anytime at 17/5 (Unibet, 888 Sport). LOSS=2pts

Tuesday's Sky Bet EFL (Aug 21) - 2pts Mateusz Klich to score anytime in Swansea v Leeds at 21/4 (Unibet), 2pts Peterborough to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 7/2 (Boyle Sports/Betway). LOSS=4pts

Saturday's Sky Bet EFL (Aug 18) - 2pts Bolton to beat Reading at 19/5 (Marathon Bet), 2pts Leeds to be winning after 30 minutes at 8/5 (Ladbrokes, Coral). PROFIT=5.60pts

Friday's Sky Bet EFL TV game (Aug 17) - 2pts Oli McBurnie to score anytime at 40/17 (888 Sport). LOSS=2pts

Thursday's Carabao Cup (Aug 16) - 2pts Luke Molyneux to score anytime at 4/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Sunday's Premier League (Aug 12) - 2pts Liverpool to win and BTTS at 9/5 (BetStars), 1pt Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sergio Aguero both to score anytime at 6/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Saturday's Sky Bet EFL (Aug 11) - 2pts Leeds to win and over 2.5 goals at 6/1 (General), 2pts Portsmouth to win at 17/10 (Betway). PROFIT=17.4pts

Saturday's Premier League early kick-off (Aug 11) - 1pt Tottenham to beat Newcastle at 11/10 (General). PROFIT=1.1pts

Friday's Premier League (Aug 10) - 1pt Man Utd and Leicester to draw at 31/10 (Betfair). LOSS=1pt

Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship Aug 7 - 2pts Nottingham Forest to win and over 1.5 goals in the match at 12/5 (Ladbrokes, Coral). LOSS=2pts

Monday's Sky Bet Championship (Aug 6) - 2pts Jonathan Kodjia to score and Aston Villa to win at 100/30 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Sunday's Sky Bet Championship (Aug 5) - 2pts Stoke to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 7/2 (Betfair). LOSS=2pts

Saturday's Sky Bet EFL (Aug 4) - 3pts Bradford to beat Shrewsbury at 23/10 (Unibet). PROFIT=6.90pts

Friday's Sky Bet Championship (Aug 3) - 2pts Derby to win and over 1.5 goals in the match at 11/5 (Ladbrokes, Coral). PROFIT=4.4pts

Golf:

The Northern Trust (Aug 23-26) - 1.5pts e.w. Patrick Cantlay at 40/1 (Paddy Power, Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1.5pts e.w. Hideki Matsuyama at 50/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Billy Horschel at 100/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Emiliano Grillo at 125/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Danny Lee at 300/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). PROFIT=13.5pts

Czech Masters (Aug 23-26) - 4pts win Thomas Pieters at 8/1 (Unibet, 888sport); 2pts e.w. Dean Burmester at 33/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Sebastian Gros at 125/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Pedro Oriol at 200/1 (BetBright 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Bradley Neil at 200/1 (SpreadEx 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=14pts

Wyndham Championship (Aug 16-19) - 2pts e.w. Billy Horschel at 40/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7) (Coral); 1pt e.w. Sergio Garcia at 40/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7) (Coral); 1pt e.w. William McGirt at 80/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) (Paddy Power); 1pt e.w. Tyler Duncan at 110/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7) (Betfred); 0.5pt e.w. Harris English at 250/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6) (Unibet, 888Sports). LOSS=11pts

Nordea Masters (Aug 16-19) - 3pts win Thorbjorn Olesen at 10/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Marcus Kinhult at 50/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Robert Rock at 40/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Marc Warren at 80/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Oliver Lindell at 300/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=5.5pts

US PGA Championship round two (Aug 10) - 2pts Ross Fisher to beat Kizzire and Merritt at 6/4 (Ladbrokes, Coral). LOSS=2pts

US PGA Championship round one (Aug 9) - 4pts Ollie Schniederjans to beat Merritt and Muttitt at 5/4 (Betway); 2pts Beau Hossler to beat Wallace and Dobyns at evens (BoyleSports); 1pt Davis Love III to beat Kaymer and Beem at 12/5 (188Bet); 1pt e.w. Tony Finau to lead after round one at 50/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.75pt e.w. Billy Horschel to lead after round one at 125/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.75pt e.w. Ross Fisher to lead after round one at 150/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=3pts

US PGA Championship specials (Aug 9-12) - 1pt Si Woo Kim to be the top Asian player at 12/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power); 1pt Anirban Lahiri to be the top Asian player at 12/1 (General); 4pts Jason Day to be the top Australian player at 11/10 (Betfair, Paddy Power); 1pt Alex Bjork to be the top Scandinavian player at 14/1 (William Hill); 2pts Rafa Cabrera Bello to be the top Spanish player at 11/2 (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=9pts

US PGA Championship (Aug 9-12) - 2pts e.w. Jordan Spieth at 25/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 3pts win Rory McIlroy at 12/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Webb Simpson at 60/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); 1pt e.w. Si Woo Kim at 160/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Eddie Pepperell at 250/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Michael Kim at 300/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10). LOSS=13pts

Barracuda Championship (Aug 2-5) - 2pts e.w. Shane Lowry at 25/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1.5pts e.w. Martin Laird at 40/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Alex Cejka at 66/1 (Coral, Bet Stars 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Bill Haas at 80/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Hunter Mahan at 80/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. A.J. McInerney at 500/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=13pts

Fiji International (Aug 2-5) - 1pt e.w. Terry Pilkadaris at 125/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Dimi Papadatos at 40/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Simon Hawkes at 100/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Antonio Murdaca at 300/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Jack Wilson at 300/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=8pts

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Aug 2-5) - 2pts e.w. Justin Thomas at 30/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 2pts e.w. Jason Day at 25/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Kevin Chappell at 80/1 (Bet Stars 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.75pt e.w. Kyle Stanley at 125/1 (Betfred, BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.75pt e.w. Brendan Steele at 200/1 (Bet Stars 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). PROFIT=83.25pts

Cricket:

T20 Blast Quarter-finals: Worcestershire v Gloucestershire (Aug 25) - 4pts win Worcestershire to beat Gloucestershire at 8/11 (General); 2pts Michael Klinger top Gloucestershire batsman at 13/5 (Betfred). PROFIT=0.91pts

T20 Blast Quarter-finals: Durham v Sussex (Aug 24) - 5pts Sussex to beat Durham at 8/11 (General). PROFIT=3.64pts

T20 Blast Quarter-finals: Kent v Lancashire (Aug 23) - 5pts Kent to beat Lancashire at 10/11 (General). LOSS=5pts

England v India: Third Test (Aug 18-22) - 3pts win Virat Kohli top first innings India batsman at 2/1 (General). PROFIT=6pts

England v India: Second Test (Aug 9-13) - 3pts India to beat England at 2/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

England v India first Test (August 1-August 5) - 2pts Murali Vijay to score over 26.5 first innings runs in the first Test at 10/11 (Sky Bet); 1pts Murali Vijay to score a first innings 50 in the first Test at 2/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=3pts

Rugby Union

Rugby Championship - Australia v New Zealand (17 Aug) - 2pts Israel Folau as an anytime try scorer at 12/5 (bet365); 1pts Rieko Ioane to score two or more tries at 4/1 (betfair). LOSS=3pts

Rugby League:

Challenge Cup Final (Aug 23) - 2pts Fouad Yaha to score a try anytime at 2/1 (Betfred). LOSS=2pts

Super 8s/Qualifiers (Aug 16) - 2pts Reece Lyne anytime try scorer for Wakefield v St. Helens at 11/4 (Ladbrokes, Coral). LOSS=2pts

Super 8s/Qualifiers (Aug 9) - 2pts London Broncos to beat Widnes at 11/4 (Betfair). PROFIT=5.5pts

Long-term or ante-post previews:

Racing:

York Ebor Festival (Aug 23-25) - 1pt win Benbatl in Juddmonte International Stakes at 12/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Judicial in Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at 20/1 (888sport 1/5 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Count Octave in Sky Bet Ebor at 25/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=5pts

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