03/06/2013 4:00PM

Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for March 8, 2013

Tom Keyser
Vyjack moved up the Derby Watch list with his Gotham victory.


Vyjack, who remained undefeated with his victory last Saturday in the Gotham, saw his odds plummet on the Kentucky Derby future line set by Mike Watchmaker, Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper. He is now the co-fifth choice at 12-1 after being 40-1 a week ago. There were no new names added to the Derby Watch top 20 this week.


There was great debate among the esteemed Derby Watch committee regarding whether to keep Overanalyze on the list, but he survived, for the time being, despite his disappointing comeback in the Gotham. But his price did double on Watchmaker’s line, to 30-1 from last week’s 15-1.


Dynamic Sky got squeezed out of the top 20 last week to make room for several newcomers, but he could certainly earn his way back onto the list with a strong performance on Saturday in the Tampa Bay Derby. Honorable Dillon is among the other prominent Tampa Bay Derby runners hoping to crack the top 20. Departing, the Texas Heritage winner, and General Election, who won the Battaglia, are knocking on the door, but both still need to be nominated to the Triple Crown. The second deadline, for $6,000, is March 23.

[DERBY WATCH: Top 20 list and videos | Casse has live one for Tampa Derby]