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Dettori did not take performance enhancing drug

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Frankie Dettori's failed drugs test at Longchamp in September was not for a performance-enhancing substance, his solicitor has confirmed.

Christopher Stewart-Moore revealed in a statement on Tuesday that the jockey would be the subject of an investigation by France Galop next week after returning a positive test on September 16.

However, Stewart-Moore insists Dettori, who ended an 18-year association with Godolphin last month, had not taken a performance-enhancing drug.

"There are a large variety of substances which are banned by France Galop," Stewart-Moore told BBC Sport.

"We are not going to say which substance he has tested positive for as that would be in breach of their rules, but it's not a performance-enhancing drug."

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