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Tegetmeier grabs his first racecourse winner on Blue Mosque

Finn Tegetmeier on Blue MosqueFinn Tegetmeier on Blue Mosque
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Finn Tegetmeier (18 from Kells) rode his first racecourse winner aboard strong-finishing Blue Mosque in the fillies' bumper at Naas.

Tegetmeier had a winner chalked off at Punchestown in February when he weighed in light after an easy victory on Noel Meade's Colcannon in a bumper.

Meade supplied him with Blue Mosque (9/2) today who ran down the front-running-favourite Crescent Moon (5/4) close home.

The favourite had attempted to make all, but was caught near the finish and couldn't respond. There was a length and a-half between the pair with Leloopa another length and a-quarter away in third at 14/1.

Meade said: “I’m delighted for Finn as he was unfortunate to lose the race in Punchestown. He’s a tall lad and rides out for me six mornings a week.

“She’s a nice filly and is leased by the High Spirits Racing Club who have had some good horses with me over the years.”

The winning syndicate are current and former employees of Irish Distillers.

Blue Mosque won a €7,500 bonus through the Fillies Bonus Scheme.

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

About Michael Graham
Michael has worked in horse racing journalism for more than 15 years, having also written a weekly betting column on Gaelic football and hurling for a newspaper. He is involved in writing the My Racing Story features on this website. He spent a year in South Africa completing a Diploma in Business Administration and also studied Newspaper Journalism in Belfast. He enjoys playing 5-a-side football on a regular basis.