Frankie Dettori still faces a nervous wait to see if he will be able to ride in the Epsom Derby.

Dettori has served a six-month ban from France Galop, the French racing governing body, after he tested positive for cocaine in November.

Despite serving the ban, the 42-year-old has yet to receive clearance to ride.

The British Horseracing Authority can only reissue Dettori’s license once the clearance has been received from France Galop.

Normally, there is a 48-hour timeframe for declarations, which could mean Dettori will miss the Derby that takes place on Saturday if he is cleared to ride when expected at the end of the week.

However, he could be given special dispensation due to his established link with leading trainer - Aidan O’Brien.

Dettori could then be given special dispensation to replace a booked jockey in extenuating circumstances.

The Italian should then also be available for Royal Ascot, which starts on June 18th.


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