I'm not sure you can call a race in which the first 609 meters are run in 1:37 a time trial type race. Are you saying he doesn't have a huge kick? He ran his last 400 the other day in 57 (and the last 600 in 1:25).
I think you're putting down his racing skills because since he broke out onto the national stage in the winter of 2015, he had a lull in performance. He wasn't as fast outdoors in 2015 as he was indoorsâ€“â€“possibly he was a little burnt outâ€“â€“and then he struggled his first year as a pro, when he tried different coaching. I expect that now that he's "back" you'll see him competing much better in whatever you define as a strategic race, hopefully making you eat your words!