Peter Denk

Kentucky Confidential: A look at Derby jockeys

Today, Kentucky Confidential contributors Peter Denk and John Scheinman look at the jockey aspect of Kentucky Derby handicapping. They recommend you don’t forget to factor in the jockeys when you’re looking at speed figures and all the other available angles. To help the reader, they’ve compiled profiles of the jockeys slated to ride in this […]

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PAULICK PREAKNESS INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ALEXANDRA THE GREAT?

It has been almost two weeks since Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel shocked the sports world with their improbable long shot victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. And as with any Derby aftermath, the question lingers in the air; will this be the year we end the Triple Crown drought? If […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: FINAL POLL LOSES SOME QUALITY

In a week that should have shown little movement in the rankings of the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment, the Paulick Derby Index has actually shown some fluctuation as co-favorite Quality Road was withdrawn from the race on Monday because of complications resulting from a quarter crack. I Want Revenge, clearly now the favorite […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: MISSING THE ‘MOUSSE

It was a weekend of much consequence for the ever-shaping Derby Trail. In the Santa Anita Derby, Pioneerof the Nile strengthened his credentials as a top pick with an impressive win while Chocolate Candy shot up four places on the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment on the back of a strong second place finish. […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ROAD TO TOP PAVED WITH QUALITY

After a very strong Derby prep weekend, featuring races in Dubai and Florida, several winners emerged. Quality Road for the first time makes his ascension to the top of our Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment despite having fewer first-place votes than second-place finisher Friesan Fire. His impressive win in the Florida Derby proved only […]

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PDI by AmWest Entertainment: FASHIONED GOES UP IN FIRE

We all knew a shakeup was about to occur. Rarely if ever, do the consensus horses at the top of the field continue to impress throughout the Derby prep season and this year has officially proven to be no different. Despite leaving the third-place finisher behind by eight lengths, it is hard to ignore the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: A EURO INVADER

The last slow weekend before Derby was reflected by a basic stagnation of the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment. The only race of note this weekend, the Lane’s End Stakes, did not really produce any headlines.The winner Hold Me Back did not crack even one of our Top Ten lists this week and none […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: SWEET REVENGE

In what is truly becoming a pattern, this weekend’s biggest winner I Want Revenge jumped from the bottom of our poll to the fourth position after romping in the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday afternoon. What should not be overlooked in the wake of his 8 1/2 length win is how much stronger the […]

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NOW FEATURING…THE PAULICK DERBY INDEX

The first Derby Future bets have been placed and nearly every major 3 year old contender has run in 2009 so we decided this would be the ideal time to roll out the first Paulick Derby Index (PDI). While it seems everyone and their apprentice jockey are making Derby watch lists this year, we realized […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: FROM WORST TO…FOURTH

It seems that a trend is developing in the run up to the Derby. The last two weeks, we have had a contender appear out of nowhere to take the fourth position and even earn a couple of first place votes. Quality Road’s impeccable run to take the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth over some very […]

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