So, some clever statistics type people at Liverpool University have found that the longer a horses odds of winning the Grand National, the less of the course it completes. Link
WELL FUCKING DUH!
Isn't that the whole point of bookmakers odds? They give the shorter odds to the better horses? Jesus Christ, why the hell is money spent on stupidly dumb research like this. They could have just toddled down to William Hill's and asked to speak to Dodgy Tony behind the counter, for his in-depth analysis.
Wouldn't the money spent on this frivolous endeavour have been spent better elsewhere?