Not since 1882, when Apollo did it, has a horse won the Kentucky Derby without racing as a 2-year-old. It is a streak that Midnight Interlude will try to end Saturday.\r\nMany have tried and failed in that quest, including Curlin, a two-time Horse of the Year. It is an admittedly daunting task to go from an unstarted maiden to a Derby winner in four months. But Bob Baffert, the trainer of Midnight Interlude, is holding out hope that in a year without a standout horse, Midnight Interlude is just as good as any.\r\n&ldquo;I think you can do it in a certain type of year,&rdquo; Baffert said. &ldquo;What he lacks in experience could hinder him if he has a tough trip. I know he can get a mile and a quarter.&rdquo;\r\nMidnight Interlude comes off a victory going 1 1/8 miles in the Santa Anita Derby. That was only his fourth start in a career that began Jan. 29. He went into the Santa Anita Derby after defeating maidens in his third start.\r\n&ldquo;He&rsquo;s gone from zero to hero,&rdquo; Baffert said.\r\nKENTUCKY DERBY NEWS: Track all the 3-year-olds on the Triple Crown trail\r\nBaffert said there never really was an opportunity for Midnight Interlude to race at 2.\r\n&ldquo;He came in late to me as a 2-year-old at Pomona,&rdquo; Baffert said. &ldquo;Then I brought him to Santa Anita and got him ready to run as quick as I could. In early January, he had mucus and a cough, so I had to scratch him from a race. He&rsquo;s always been a heavy horse. Even at the Santa Anita Derby, I thought he looked heavy. It looks like he&rsquo;s getting fitter and fitter.