04/12/2006 11:00PM

Derby Watch rankings for April 14



Who's Hot, Who's Not

WHO'S HOT: Jazil, who finished second last Saturday in the Wood Memorial, and Seaside Retreat, who was second in last month's Lane's End Stakes and runs on Saturday in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, are the two newcomers to this week's top 25 of Derby Watch. Neither, though, is highly regarded by Mike Watchmaker, Daily Racing Form's national handicapper. Watchmaker pegged Jazil at 40-1 on his Kentucky Derby future line, with Seaside Retreat at 80-1. Brother Derek, the Derby favorite, is down to 7-2 on Watchmaker's line following his victory in the Santa Anita Derby. Sweetnorthernsaint plummeted from 40-1 to 10-1 following his runaway victory in the Illinois Derby. Bob and John, the Wood winner, is 12-1 after being 20-1 a week ago.

WHO'S NOT: My Golden Song and Sacred Light were dropped from the list following last week's races. My Golden Song was seventh of 10 in the Illinois Derby. Sacred Light was fourth in the five-horse Santa Anita Derby after stumbling badly at the start. Cause to Believe, a distant third in the Illinois Derby, is up to 50-1 on Watchmaker's line after being 30-1 a week ago. Deputy Glitters, 30-1 last week, is now 60-1 after finishing sixth of nine in the Wood.

ON THE BUBBLE: Showing Up is scheduled to get one last chance to earn a Derby berth in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 22. Little Cliff will try to get Nick Zito to the Derby when he runs in the Blue Grass.