Post Position: 2
His name looked like a punch line until halfway through last month's Blue Grass Stakes. The Tom Albertrani-trained horse went from last to first in that race, edging fellow Derby participant Twinspired by a nose on the final stride. Another horse without experience racing on dirt, Brilliant Speed isn't near the top of the list of contenders. He's won only twice in eight career starts. But as Albertrani said after the Blue Grass, "Why not?"