No Comment – What’s The Answer?

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Sabine Plattner Racing trainer Andre Nel prefers to give his pe-race comments on his first-timers and rested horses on the course on raceday.

Andre Nel – second from right after his recent Sophomore Sprint success with Pleasedtomeetyou (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

We contacted Andre after he was singled out by readers as the only Cape-based trainer who provides a ‘no comment’ in advance for printed publications.

“I am not prepared to comment five days prior to a racemeeting. The information will be more accurate on raceday – and let’s reward those punters who come racing,” he said.

The Western Cape racing management are known to be keen to get the buy-in of all trainers to provide information to punters as a small measure to provide a more transparent product.

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