Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

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Click here to view our tips for the forthcoming sporting action.Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (July 2018) is +3211.14.

  • July fixed-odds running total = -128.67pts
  • July ante-post running total = -14.00pts
  • July overall running total = -142.67pts


Ben Linfoot Value Bet (July 31) - 1pt e.w Medrano in 1.50 Goodwood at 20/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt win Suedois in 3.00 Goodwood at 13/2 (General). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt: (July 31) - 1pt win Torcedor in 3.35 Goodwood at 9/2 (General); 2pts win Sir Dancealot in 3.00 Goodwood at 11/2 (General). PROFIT=10pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (July 28) - 1pt win Moqarrar in 2.25 Ascot at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Tommy Taylor in 2.40 York at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Chessman in 3.00 Ascot at 25/1 (General), 1pt win Cardsharp in 3.00 Ascot at 20/1 (General), 1pt win Thundering Blue in 3.15 York at 10/1 (General). PROFIT=6pts

Simon Holt (July 28) - 1pt win Rostropovich in 3.40 Ascot at 25/1 (General); 1pt win Flaming Spear in 3.00 Ascot at 10/1 (General); 2pts win Elarqam in 3.15 York at 15/8 (General). LOSS=4pts

Antepost Angle (Sat July 28) - 1pt win Harome in Sky Bet Dash (2.40 York) at 12/1; 1pt win Firmament in Gigaset International Stakes (3.00 Ascot) at 16/1; 1pt win Louie De Palma in Gigaset International Stakes (3.00 Ascot 3.00) at 20/1. LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt: Newbury (Jul 21) - 2pts Projection at 4/1 (Bet365) in 3.00 Newbury (General). 2pts Little Kim at 6/1 (Betfred) in 3.35 Newbury. LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jul 14) - 1pt win Polybius in 12.45 Ascot at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Spanish City in 1.40 Newmarket at 12/1 (bet365), 1pt win Redkirk Warrior in 2.15 Newmarket at 11/1 (General), 1pt win Commander Cole in 3.10 York at 9/1 (General), 1pt win Clubbable in 3.20 Newmarket at 14/1 (Ladbrokes), 1pt win What’s The Story in 3.40 York at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Tandem in 3.40 York at 20/1 (General). LOSS=7pts

Simon Holt (July 14) - 2pts win US Navy Flag in 2.15 Newmarket at 13/2 (General), 2pts win Appeared in 3.40 York at 11/1 (General). PROFIT=11pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jul 13) - 1pt win Dukhan in 3.00 Newmarket at 25/1 (Coral). LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Jul 13) - 1pt win Saluti in 1.50 Newmarket at 4/1 (General), 1pt win Zaaki in 3.00 Newmarket at 7/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jul 12) - 2pts win Jawwaal in 3.00 Newmarket at 10/1 (General), 1pt win Roundhay Park in 3.00 Newmarket at 22/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Jul 12) - 1pt win Wells Farhh Go in 1.50 Newmarket at 7/1 (Unibet). 1pt win Mirage Dancer in 3.35 Newmarket at 5/2 (general). 1pt win Jawwaal in 3.00 Newmarket at 12/1 (general). PROFIT=5pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jul 7) - 1pt win Elysees in 12.35 Haydock at 20/1 (BetVictor, Coral, Ladbrokes), 1pt win South Seas in 12.55 Sandown at 18/1 (General), 1pt win Atkinson Grimshaw in 1.45 Haydock at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Tawdeea in 1.45 Haydock at 33/1 (Coral). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Sandown Jul 7) - 1pt win Saxon Warrior in 2.10 Sandown at 4/1 (Ladbrokes & SportingBet). 2pts win Via Serendipity in 12.55 Sandown at 10/1 (William Hill). 1pt Preening 1.30 Sandown at 7/1 (Betfair & Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

Antepost Angle (July Cup/John Smith's Cup) - 1pt e.w. Raid in July Cup at Newmarket at 40/1 (1/5 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Mountain Hunter in John Smith’s Cup at York at 20/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=4pts


Sunday's World Cup final (Jul 15) - 2pts Draw/France in the half-time/full-time market at 39/10 (Unibet), 2pts Antoine Griezmann to score anytime in 90 minutes at 19/10 (General). PROFIT=1.8pts

Saturday's World Cup third place play-off (Jul 14) - 0.5pt Harry Maguire to score a header at 22/1 (Sky Bet), 0.5pt Marcus Rashford to score from outside the area at 28/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

Wednesday's World Cup semi-final preview (Jul 10) - 1pt Raheem Sterling to score anytime in 90 minutes at 15/4 (Unibet), 1pt Raheem Sterling to provide an assist in 90 minutes at 9/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Tuesday's World Cup semi-final preview (Jul 9) - 2pts Draw and BTTS at 18/5 (BetStars, Bet Victor), 1pt France to win in extra-time at 10/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Saturday's World Cup quarter-final (Jul 7) - 1pt Kieran Trippier to provide an assist at 5/1 (Sky Bet), 2pts Kieran Trippier to have 1+ shots on target at 5/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Friday's World Cup quarter-final (Jul 6) - 2pts Brazil to win and over 2.5 total goals in Brazil v Belgium at 12/5 (General). LOSS=2pts

Tuesday's World Cup round of 16 (Jul 3) - 2pts England to win in 90 minutes at 23/20 (General), 2pts Sweden to draw with Switzerland at 2/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Monday's World Cup round of 16 (Jul 2) - 1pt Philippe Coutinho to score from outside the area in Brazil v Mexico at 15/2 (Sky Bet), 1pt Eden Hazard to score and give an assist in Belgium v Japan at 7/1 (Unibet). LOSS=2pts

Sunday's World Cup round of 16 (Jul 1) - 1pt Andres Iniesta to assist a goal in Spain v Russia at 6/1 (Unibet), 2pts Ivan Rakitic to score anytime in Croatia v Denmark at 6/1 (General). LOSS=3pts


RBC Canadian Open (Jul 26-29) - 1pt e.w. Jamie Lovemark at 100/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Tom Lovelady at 125/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Keegan Bradley at 66/1 (BoyleSports, Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 2pts e.w. Charley Hoffman at 33/1 (Coral, Bet Stars 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Brandt Snedeker at 50/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). PROFIT=3.2pts

Porsche European Open (Jul 26-29) - 1pt e.w. Sam Horsfield at 50/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Matthieu Pavon at 66/1 (Coral, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Julien Guerrier at 100/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Ricardo Gouveia at 150/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Scott Fernandez at 250/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Rak Cho at 300/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=10pts

The Open Championship: Final round (Jul 22) - 1pt Cink to beat Pieters at 6/4 (Boyle Sports, Bet Victor). PROFIT=1.5pts

The Open Championship: Third round two-balls (Jul 21) - 3pts Zach Johnson to beat Kevin Kisner at 4/5 (Betway). LOSS=3pts

The Open Championship: Second-round three-balls (Jul 20) - 2pts Finau to beat Schauffele and Vegas at 11/10 (Betfred); 2pts Kuchar to beat Uihlein and Lahiri at 11/10 (General). PROFIT=0.2pts

The Open Championship: First-round three-balls (Jul 19) - 3pts Snedeker to beat Davis and Locke at 4/5 (General); 2pts Armour to beat Ancer and Kawamura at 13/8 (General). LOSS=5pts

Barbasol Championship outright (Jul 19-22) - 3pts e.w. Chris Kirk at 14/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 3pts e.w. Billy Horschel at 14/1 (Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Tom Lovelady at 80/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). PROFIT=14.4pts

The Open Championship specials (Jul 19-22) - 2pts Boonma or Janewattananond to be top Thai at evens (General); 2pt treble Lahiri (top Indian), Olesen (top Dane) and Grillo (top South American) at 3.89/1 (Paddy Power); 1pt e.w. Kelly Kraft to be top American at 200/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt Matthew Southgate to be top Englishman at 25/1 (Sky Bet); 0.5pt Oliver Wilson to be top Englishman at 350/1 (Unibet, 888sport); 1pt e.w. Bernhard Langer to lead after R1 at 250/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=9.5pts

The Open Championship outright (Jul 19-22) - 2pts e.w. Alex Noren at 30/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); 2pts e.w. Sergio Garcia at 28/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); 1pt e.w. Branden Grace at 45/1 (Bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Phil Mickelson at 66/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Stewart Cink at 250/1 (BetBright 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); 0.5pt e.w. Shaun Norris at 500/1 (Sky Bet, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10). LOSS=14pts

John Deere Classic (Jul 12-Jul 15) - 1pt e.w. Wesley Bryan at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Austin Cook at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Blayne Barber at 200/1 (Sky Bet, sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Meen-Whee Kim at 150/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Dylan Meyer at 160/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=10pts

Scottish Open (Jul 12-Jul 15) - 1pt e.w. Mikko Ilonen at 150/1 (Sky Bet, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Marc Warren at 200/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Padraig Harrington at 150/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Graeme McDowell at 80/1 (Coral, Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Ashley Chesters at 200/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Oliver Fisher at 300/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=12pts

Quicken Loans National (Jun 28-Jul 1) - 1pt e.w. Anirban Lahiri at 80/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Tyler Duncan at 150/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 2pts e.w. JB Holmes at 28/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Ben Crane at 150/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. Robert Streb at 250/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=11pts

HNA Open de France (Jun 28-Jul 1) - 2pts e.w. Sergio Garcia at 22/1 (Sky Bet, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 2pts e.w. Ian Poulter at 25/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Ross Fisher at 50/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Aaron Rai at 90/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=5.8pts


T20 Blast: Yorkshire v Birmingham (July 27) - 3pts Birmingham to beat Yorkshire at 11/8 (Coral); 2pts Kane Williamson Top Yorkshire runscorer at 3/1 (General). LOSS=5pts

T20 Blast: Middlesex v Hampshire (July 26) - 1pt Colin Munro to be named Man of the Match at 8/1 (Bet365); 1pt Ashton Agar to be Top Middlesex Batsman at 20/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power); 1pt James Fuller to be Top Middlesex Batsman at 50/1 (Betfair). LOSS=3pts

T20 Blast: Lancashire v Yorkshire (July 20) - Yorkshire to beat Lancashire at 10/11 (General) LOSS=4pts

T20 Blast: Northamptonshire v Derbyshire (July 19) - 4pts Derbyshire to beat Northamptonshire at 6/5 (General). PROFIT=4.8pts

3rd ODI: England v India (17 Jul) - 3pts England to post the highest first 15 overs score 10/11 (General); 2pts Liam Plunkett top England bowler at 7/2 (General). PROFIT=0.73pts

T20 Blast: Worcestershire v Yorkshire (Jul 15) - 5pts Worcestershire to beat Yorkshire at 10/11 (General). LOSS=5pts

2nd ODI: England v India (Jul 14) - 5pts India to beat England at 4/5 (General). LOSS=5pts


World Matchplay (July 21-29) - 2pts Rob Cross to win the World Matchplay at 8/1 (BetVictor), 1pt e.w. Michael Smith to win the World Matchplay at 33/1 (1/3, 1,2, General), 0.5pt e.w. James Wade to win the World Matchplay at 33/1 (1/3, 1,2, 188Bet), 1pt Michael Smith to win the first quarter at 10/1 (BetVictor), 0.5pt Joe Cullen to win the second quarter at 14/1 (General), 1pt James Wade to win the third quarter at 4/1 (Sky Bet), 0.5pt Michael Smith v Rob Cross final at 60/1 (Paddy Power). LOSS=8pts


Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker (July 28) - 2pts Joseph Parker to win by decision at 8/5 (Sportingbet, Black Type). LOSS=2pts

Dereck Chisora v Carlos Takam (July 28) - 3pts Carlos Takam to win by decision 5/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts


Wimbledon 2018 outright preview (Jul 2-Jul 15) - 3pts Nadal and Federer to reach the final at 6/1 (Sky Bet), 2pts Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova to win the women's singles title at 9/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5pts

Long-term or ante-post previews:


World Cup Golden Boot (Jun 14-Jul 15) - 2pts win Edinson Cavani at 33/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts win Kylian Mbappe at 33/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

World Cup outright (Jun 14-Jul 15) - 10pts Brazil to win the World Cup at 9/2 (General). LOSS=10pts

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