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Sunday 26 January 2020

Dettori cleared to return to action

Jockey Frankie Dettori
Jockey Frankie Dettori

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

The French authority banned Dettori, 42, for six months after he tested positive for cocaine at Longchamp last September, with his suspension reciprocated by the BHA.

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 the rider can now return to the saddle.

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