"Racing’s not in a very good place after the week we’ve had," she said. "First the steroid saga goes on with more horses testing positive, Frankie’s return is then delayed and on Wednesday Eddie Ahern gets a 10-year ban.
Hayley Turner is hopeful Frankie Dettori will be back riding soon, and reflects on Eddie Ahern's 10-year ban in her latest Racing UK column.
"Eddie has obviously made a massive mistake and one which he has quite rightly paid dearly for, but it is hard to feel any anger towards him because - take away what happened - and he is a nice guy and one of the most popular guys in the weighing room.
"As for Frankie, it’s worth pointing out that France-Galop has some of the strictest testing procedures around and jockeys are tested to the same degree as any other sportsperson in France.
So your test could be flagged up if you’d taken a paracetamol for instance. I’m sure it will be something like that and the BHA’s hands are unfortunately tied until France Galop reveal more details."