07/07/2017 12:40PM

Diamond Bachelor needs to play to strength in Mecke Handicap

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Diamond Bachelor has always been at his best when able to control the pace of his races, as evidenced by his back-to-back wire-to-wire stakes victories last year at Gulfstream Park. So, it came as quite a surprise when Diamond Bachelor was taken off the early lead on his way to finishing fourth as the even-money favorite in his latest start in an allowance here June 22.