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Dettori cleared to return

Jockey Frankie Dettori has been cleared to return to action by France Galop.

The French authority banned Dettori, for six months after he tested positive for cocaine at Longchamp last September.

The Italian had last week been due to make his comeback but was thwarted in his efforts after a test carried out by France Galop produced, according to the BHA, an "irregularity".

Dettori met with France Galop's medical committee on Tuesday to discuss a "private matter", the resolution of which means Dettori can now return to the saddle.

Frankie Dettori battles to save reputation after racing ban

Frankie Dettori's battling to save his reputation after being suspended for 6 months for taking a banned substance.

It follows a failed test in France and couldn't have come at a worse time.

At the age of 42 and having ridden more than 3,000 winners, Dettori's career is at a crossroads after splitting with his stables after 18 years and becoming a freelance jockey. Some have suggested he might even retire.

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Dettori to learn fate

Frankie Dettori
Frankie Dettori should learn his fate this morning Credit: PA

Newmarket jockey Frankie Dettori should learn at nine o'clock this morning what punishment he will face for a failed drugs test.

Dettori, who tested positive for a banned substance at Longchamp in September, could face a ban of up to six months from all racing.

Dettori is temporarily suspended from racing in France.

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Dettori suspension verdict not expected today

Frankie Dettori appeared at hearing
Frankie Dettori appeared at hearing Credit: PA

A verdict on any suspension to arise from Frankie Dettori's failed drugs test at Longchamp on September 16 is not expected today.

Dettori was asked to attend a hearing of the Medical Commission of France Galop at 11.30am this morning, with the opportunity to explain his version of events.

The commission will make their findings known to France Galop and it is understood the stewards will meet in two weeks' time to discuss it.

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