Trainer Michael Matz is an Olympic equestrian medalist and a plane-crash hero, but that won't help on Derby day. It will help that Barbaro is a tall, high-striding colt who hasn't lost in five career starts. The knock: He hasn't run in five weeks and no horse has won the Derby off a five-week or longer layoff since Needles in 1956. When the Derby starting gates open, Barbaro will have run one race in 13 weeks. He might have the talent overcome that.