Diamond Bachelor rolled to an impressive 2 ½-length score in the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf on closing day at Del Mar on Wednesday.
Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Patrick Biancone, Diamond Bachelor covered the one mile on turf in 1:34 1/5. Now perfect in two starts, the handsome son of War Front was a $570,000
Barretts March sale graduate. He races in the colors of Diamond 100 Racing Club.
“We let him roll a little bit more this time,” said Biancone. “He’s very fast from the gate anyway so I told Julien ‘just get him out of there and then do what you do in the mornings.’ Timing the next step properly is now important. I think I’m going to stay on the turf with him this year. Next year will be different. This horse can win the Derby. He is one of the best at (his) age I’ve ever trained.”