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Chance of predicting the out come of a race like the Grand National?

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What is the chance of predicting the out come of a race like the Grand National?
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What IS the Grand National?
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Chance of predicting the out come of a race like the Grand National?

Depends on how specific you want the results. If there are 20 horses and you want to predict who won, and there are 20 horses, your odds are 20:1 (assuming no knowledge of the horses skills, your choice is essentially random). If you want 1 and 2, your odds are 20*19= 380:1
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Uh oh, is Wolram planning to do some gambling?
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yes, i want to put a pony on a horse
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yes, i want to put a pony on a horse
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