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Drug probe Frankie 'not a cokehead' jockey.

Byline: TOM PARRY

FRANKIE Dettori's positive drug test was down to "a moment of madness rather than a genuine addiction", sources claimed last night.

The three-time champion jockey, 41, will face French racing officials next week after testing positive for what was thought to be cocaine at Longchamp in September.

He was said to be "knocked for six" by the result, which is likely to see him banned.

Bookies Coral has now removed him from the 2013 champion jockey betting.

A spokesman said: "If, as reports suggest, he has failed a test involving cocaine, a six-month suspension is likely and would rule him out of a title bid next year."

Fellow jockey Kieran Fallon was suspended by racing body French Galop for six months after he tested positive for cocaine in 2006.

Italian Dettori, who rose to global fame in 1996 after seven wins in a day at Ascot, is currently in Dubai after riding in the Melbourne Cup.

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Date:Nov 15, 2012
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